Cape May Photo Op Snowfall

When the flakes fall, the photographers rejoice in a Cape May photo-op snowfall. The predicted 1-3 inch Friday snowfall rapidly became six inches but within 24-36 hours the snow was a faint memory. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of these images.

The first view out the window was characteristically a Cape May photo-op snowfall image.


Though the morning showed little accumulation, the intensity of the snow fall was increasing. What was especially pretty about Friday morning’s snow was how it clung to tree branches and buildings in an ominous yet harmless way.


The Pink house, home to Victorious on Perry Street was a colorful contrast against the brief storm. Although storm feels to harsh for this system, compared to Jonas and previous Cape May storms.

The Brown Cottage on Jackson Street was a great example of the wet snow’s clingy attribute and subtle beauty it created. No doubt anyone with a camera or Iphone would have taken this shot.

Around the corner on Beach Avenue, the popular outdoor eatery the Acroteria was a startling sight. The fishing line used to thwart seagulls in summer was stretched to breaking point with the heavy white stuff.
By late afternoon, the snow had either melted or fallen off the flexible lines and the monofilament was restored.

Cape May is fortunate that it doesn’t see much in the way of accumulating snow. Of course there are exceptions and gratefully they don’t last long. At least once a year we get a photo op snowfall in Cape May.


If you didn’t get out early on this Cape May photo op snowfall you missed a good one. Hopefully the last one. For some more fantastic images of the snow in Cape May visit Jane Kashlak’s wonderful blog at Cape May Times.


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  1. Hugh Murray
    March 6, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Beautiful shots John.

  2. May 10, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    It’s so pretty! Especially from my warm office in Florida. 😉 Thanks for sharing a window into the beautiful side of winter everywhere north of us.