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Under the weather

(Mar 28 4:35 p.m.)

Sometimes the cloudy days seem to overshadow any of the blue sky days.

(Mar 28 4:32 p.m.)

And the snow continues to evaporate

(Mar 31 2:11 p.m.)

And then…

(Apr 1 9:37 a.m.)

Bam.  More snow.  And on April Fools Day, no less.  (No more snow for spring… April fools!) Continue reading Under the weather


Turn of Spring

mere minutes into spring, and surprisingly color-accurate
Once again, I am surprised by the color accuracy of the iPhone camera… (Mar 20 7:00 a.m.)

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.

Your dirt is showing. (Mar 20 11:32 a.m.)

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.”

Taxis and buses attempt to navigate around snow banks. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images)

But the white stuff is melting fast under direct sunlight.  Here’s the path hours after the storm ended (only three days prior):

(Mar 15 1:02 p.m.)

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…

Snow thankfully covering the license plate. (Mar 15 1:24 p.m.)

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.

Crow. (Mar 16 2:16 p.m.)

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:

(Mar 16 2:27 p.m.)

And where there were no trees, it was an obstacle course getting my walk on at Back Cove given all the thick snow.

(Mar 16 2:30 p.m.)

And mud.

Those aren’t rocks near the water.  The rocks are partly buried in snow. (Mar 16 2:37 p.m.)
(Mar 16 2:46 p.m.)

The snowbanks at the Hannaford parking lot should give you an impression of what was plowed in southern Maine.

Objects in the photo are larger than they appear. (Mar 16 3:49 p.m.)

And in other lots…

(Mar 16 4:33 p.m.)


(Mar 20 11:33 a.m.)

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…

(12:46 p.m.)

Winter Update

On the drive home. (Jan 11 5:09 p.m.)

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the blizzard of 2016, the one that swept the East Coast of the United States, right?  Jonas?  Well, Maine got nothing.  It was kind of strange, actually, how the storm brushed almost precisely along the coast of the state but never made landfall.

Things still froze over. (Jan 20 1:27 p.m.)

Continue reading Winter Update

A regular Memorial Day at Back Cove, Portland

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Portland, Maine, you don’t want to miss Back Cove Trail.  It’s a sight in itself, and a place that can easily be taken for granted of, if you live here…like me.

It was the 25th, a.k.a Memorial Day, and I didn’t notice anything to signify the day in particular, besides the fact that it was a national holiday and stores were closed.
Continue reading A regular Memorial Day at Back Cove, Portland