After the storm

February 10, 2013 § 1 Comment

The neighborhood is abuzz (literally) with snow blowers and plows clearing paths out to the rest of the world. What is it about a big snow event that makes us so eager to get OUT? Luckily, the sun was shining bright today, and the temperatures rose to a balmy 30-something degrees. Robert dug out the car, and I took a spin around Old Schoolhouse Road with Boogie. We even rolled down the windows and enjoyed the brisk winter breeze.

Here are a few shots from our walk down to the dock and a little play time with Boogie in his new snow race track around the back yard. That dog loves snow.

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I include the shot below of our neighbor’s house. You’ll notice that the side yard is snow free. The wind blew in from the north throughout the storm and kept the head of Gott’s Cove clean of snow.

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For Jim

February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

Well, we survived the historic blizzard of 2013, or Nemo as the Weather Channel has dubbed it. When did they start naming every storm? And what are the minimum requirements to get a name?

I’ve been posting pictures of our snowy adventures over at Facebook, but my friend Jim is committed to remaining free of Facebook, and I commend him for it. He has nudged me to get blogging, so here I am.

The snow started early on Friday morning. There was a dusting on the porch when I got up at 5:45 a.m. to let the dogs out. By about 9:30 a.m., we had several inches as you can see from this first shot of the house.

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By about noon, there was at least a foot on the ground. And this early snow on Friday was not even from Nemo, which was still moving up the coast.

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By late afternoon, the wind picked up and it started to snow sideways. The worst of the storm came overnight. We were lucky not to lose power. By morning, 2 feet of snow surrounded the house with much deeper drifts and the snow kept falling. Here’s the house on Saturday morning.

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Here are some shots from Friday morning through Saturday morning.

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I don’t think I’ll see my frog until June.

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Below is the porch on Friday night at about 10 p.m.

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Here’s the porch at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. Robert actually got out there and shoveled a path for the dogs. That’s devotion.

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And here’s the porch by 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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I had a good time trying out my new snowshoes even though the snow was very fluffy and I really wasn’t walking on top of the snow.

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Wrigley decided to ride out the storm on the sofa. Actually, not a big change from how he rides out most days.

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Rocket appreciates the new snow track that Robert shoveled around the back yard.

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Lewis Road was snowed under as you can see from this shot looking up the road towards the Moore’s house.

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And looking down the road toward the Zimmerman’s house.

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And then along came our trusty snowplow driver. They have done a great job keeping the roads clear.

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I took a walk down the road and got a few shots despite the wind and snow. This is our neighbor Sue’s art studio.

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And the view of Gott’s Cove at high tide looking back toward the Start’s house.

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I haven’t gotten out with my camera today. But the sun is out and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’ll try to post some shots tomorrow.

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