It’s now six hours past vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, otherwise known as the beginning of spring. (At least on the calendar.) Different kinds of flies have been hatching over the last few days (and, in seeing my share of nature programs, those that hatch too early die). …And, according to my nose, there was a skunk was outside, last night.
Yes, there’s still a lot of snow left over from the season. Lucky for Maine, blizzard Stella veered off into the Atlantic Ocean. Other states had more “fun.”
But the white stuff is melting fast under direct sunlight. Here’s the path hours after the storm ended (only three days prior):
Not to mention (however, mentioning now) the final stretch of how much we had to shovel just to get the trash and recycling bin out of the snow, let alone the car out of the driveway…
Stella contributed a height of 15¾”, measuring along the path, so it shows the drifts affected my measurements in the overnight post. A peak of some 30,000 without power and a few traffic accidents over low visibility… the effects of the storm were more of a short-term pain in Maine. Massachusetts got major flooding.
Even on Thursday, the snow was visibly melting. (It should be noted that the March 16 photos were taken with the other camera, so the quality is a bit lacking.) At Back Cove, you can see the trees affected the snow drifts:
And where there were no trees, it was an obstacle course getting my walk on at Back Cove given all the thick snow.
The snowbanks at the Hannaford parking lot should give you an impression of what was plowed in southern Maine.
And in other lots…
Well, it’s a brand new day, and the beginning of a new, tiring work week. And at the end of the week, March 26, British Summer Time will begin in Great Britain, putting us back into sync of five hours in separation, with our Daylight Savings Time, eastern U.S.
Considering I got only four hours sleep, I’m heading back to bed. Until next time…