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I would have to say that I am happiest in Buffalo when the snow is falling. For me, it’s a time to escape the hectic spring, summer, and fall event schedule that rules my world. Yes, there are still tons of events and occasions that occupy my time, but when I step outside and see the snow falling… I kinda melt. I think of my friends, my family, my dogs, and Buffalo. The houses look different. The trees appear to be characters out of a storybook. The houses stand front and center, because the gardens are in a state of hibernation. It’s hard to imagine, unless you are standing under the falling snowflakes. It’s almost impossible to capture, unless you’re a Buffalo guy by the name of Stephen Powell, who also happens to be a filmmaker.

“…growing up here has been a lifetime of those moments I filmed. The desire to run into the middle of Delaware Park to see and feel the snow. Those big fat fluffy flakes, the silence. Only a Buffalonian knows that feeling…” – S. Powell

The next time someone tells me that “Buffalo… uh… it snows all year round, huh?”, instead of turning a cold shoulder, I will think of this video, which will always remind me of why I love winter as much as every other Buffalo season. To think that someone has managed to capture winter, the way that I see it, and the way that I love it… leaves me speechless.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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