These photos show the beauty and power of the most recent nor’easter

The storm brought down trees and power lines on Wednesday and Thursday while blanketing Massachusetts with a fresh layer of snow.

The Comm. Ave. Mall in Boston on Thursday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
The sun makes a feeble attempt to break through cloud cover over the Old North Bridge in Concord on Thursday. —Lane Turner / The Boston Globe
The MIT Sailing Pavilion in Cambridge on Thursday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
A neighborhood off of Kentucky Street in an area bordering Marshfield and Duxbury remained flooded on Thursday. —Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
Sledding on Boston Common on Thursday. —Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe
A group of cedar waxwings chows down on snow-covered berries Thursday on Sleepy Hollow Road in Richmond. —Stephanie Zollshan / The Berkshire Eagle via AP
Limbs broken off trees covered with heavy, wet snow lie on the ground Thursday in Marlborough. —Bill Sikes / AP
One road barrier is replaced by another natural barrier Thursday as a tree on Comm. Ave. by Arapahoe Road in Newton came down during the storm. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
Luis Bernerdes shovels his walk in Mattapan on Thursday. —Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe
A lineman works to restore power Thursday in Northborough. —Bill Sikes / AP
A police vehicle blocks a road near downed power lines Thursday in Natick. —Steven Senne / AP
People stroll through a frozen Boston Common Thursday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
A car covered in snow Thursday at Garden Street in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
The Shaw Memorial across from the State House on Thursday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
An early morning dog walk Thursday in the new snow on Boston Common. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
Heavy snow covers the trees Thursday as Bill Bennett clears his driveway on Spring Valley Road in Methuen. — Jim Davis / The Boston Globe
Brian Farrell enters his Walpole home Thursday, after a tree fell on the house and a car. —Steven Senne / AP
“George,” an American mastiff, watches as his sidewalk is shoveled Thursday. —Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe
Snow-covered power lines and trees Thursday. —Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe
Tree branches came down in Lexington.
An antique home in Hanover on Thursday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
A man takes his dogs for their nightly walk as snow swirls Wednesday night around the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
Snow-covered cars in a student parking lot on North Street at Fitchburg State University on Wednesday night.
There was only light snow on the ground Wednesday in Framingham as the storm got underway. —Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe
A woman walks along Summer Street in Pittsfield, as heavy snow falls Wednesday. —Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP
Waves crash on to oceanfront homes along Surfside Road in Scituate on Wednesday.
A surfer at Devereux Beach in Marblehead on Wednesday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
Surfers look like seals in the water off Devereux Beach in Marblehead on Wednesday. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
Waves crash along the shoreline of Sandy Beach in Cohasset on Wednesday, as Minots Ledge Light rises in the distance one mile off the coast. —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
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