It was so sudden. …Okay, so it took a day. But the accuweather forecast suggested it would be a considerable amount snow over two days not one.
The banks near the road (accumulation plus regular plow trucks) could give the impression of January, 2015:
Yes, Friday’s photos may not be so clear since I took them at night. But having a camera that can handle low-light better helps. However, as I began to notice with the new camera, it seems iPhone cameras introduce a lot of noise. Ah, there you go— gave it away; now you know I got on iPhone for Christmas. An SE, but the same camera as a 6S… better battery life… I put the entire music library on it, in high quality.
I’d just shoveled the other day, and into the backyard so deep you could see dirt, so that path to the back was used to estimate how much it snowed this time. I got out the yard stick… measured 14 inches. According to reports, accumulated numbers for the snow went over 20″ for parts of Maine.
As for my daily walk, I just had to shovel it low enough so I can pace efficiently. My mother cleared enough to use the car earlier (I imagine that was pleasant— two hours and fifteen minutes, she said), but I needed it flat. Eventually the path was low enough you could begin to see acorns. And then I shoveled some more.
I got in the rest of my walk, and at the end I took the time to add “tread lines.” They don’t last long, of course; they eventually melt away and can be covered with more precipitation. But we’re lucky here, overall. …Lucky in the way not much of anything happens around here, but lucky.
For example, in Orono, the Mahaney Practice Dome of UMaine collapsed under the weight of Thursday’s weather after a material tear here or there.
…Oh, wow. It’s December 31st already. Only hours left of 2016. On that note, feel free to share any new year’s resolutions here. Or share your own snow story— whatever you like.
I wonder if they’ll be setting off fireworks this year, considering all this cold white stuff in the way…