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Winter update

Ice coating. (Jan 23 4:17 p.m.)

Ice, snow and fog.  You’ve kind of seen it all before.

(Jan 23 4:20 p.m.)

However, it’s not often that ice covers everything.

(Jan 23 4:37 p.m.)

And the trees dip, and branch fragments fall.

(Jan 20 2:07 p.m.)

And dead leaves are sandwiched in between it all.

Neighborly blue lights, still up. (Jan 12 6:24 p.m.)

And Christmas seasonal lighting colors the fog.

Continue reading Winter update

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Leaf on tar, hard focus

A Year In Photos: 2017 (Part III)

(Jan 4, 2017 4:48 p.m.)

The new year begins where the previous left off.  And where we live, that means winter is still lingering around, with snow (and ice).

Pink sunset. (Jan 19, 2017 4:34 p.m.)
(Feb 3 1:29 p.m.)

Eventually, that white stuff clears up. Continue reading A Year In Photos: 2017 (Part III)

Things are about to heat up

(Jan 5 12:15 p.m.)

So the blizzard that hit Maine, of Grayson, the bomb cyclone or bombogenesis— whatever you want to call it— that stormed through North America?  Yeah, southern Maine got snow.  However, the amount we got appears smaller than the last snow storm.  Last time, snow drifts were visibly high, filling the path to the driveway; I estimated about a foot.  This time, I got out the yard stick and measured: 10.5″.

(Jan 5 10:24 a.m.)

The snow on this can may seem high, here.  But when you see it cleared…

(Jan 5 12:24 p.m.)

…you see the top isn’t flat.

Is it just me or does the snow look like foam, here? (Jan 4 3:54 p.m.)

Conditions certainly didn’t look good during the storm.  It was still a bit much for one day of precipitation.

(Jan 5 12:17 p.m.)

After the storm, snow will fall from the trees and snowbanks around plowing/shoveling areas will grow further in height.  It adds to the (unpaid) job of shoveling the driveway that the banks at the end need to be low enough to see the road from within the car. Continue reading Things are about to heat up

The warm before the storm

(Jan 3 1:32 p.m.)

So it was a relatively warm day, the third day into the new year.  22°F.  Still cold, yes, but not bitter cold; walking outside wasn’t painful.  I still had the idea to put on gloves, since yesterday, due to the low humidity with the cold; a few fissures have formed on the back of some of my fingers.  (Some spots of blood.)

It seems the warmth contributed to how I slept for maybe 9 hours.  (Not that my memory or thinking is sharp.)

Thick ice on a railing. (Jan 3 1:56 p.m.)

It had been around zero Fahrenheit for days, and it shows.

(Jan 3 1:57 p.m.)

The icicles in this photo would be longer if we weren’t breaking them.  I spent some time removing ice and snow from tree branches hanging low due to frozen water weight; one branch around back was up to around head level after I was done with it.  The small porch tree also has its share of ice, as you can (partly) see above.

Branch debris. (Jan 3 1:50 p.m.)

A larger tree along the path had already lost enough ice and snow thru melting to be well over our heads.  The weather (and our own actions, moving branches out of the way) left a lot of small debris.

(Jan 2 11:54 a.m.)

Tuesday was still a cold, droopy Winter mess scene.

(Jan 3 1:51 p.m.)

Icicles had been forming all over the place; Wednesday, I found that some have dropped.

All this warmth, of course, isn’t going to last.  There is a winter storm approaching.  Meteorologists call what has been forming a “Bomb Cyclone.”  Much of the world is hot, while north America is cold.  There’s snow in Florida.  A frozen switch (or the confusion of one) in Savannah led to a train derailment.  This storm weather comes almost exactly 20 years after the 1998 ice storm that left millions without power for days upon days and cost billions of dollars in damage.

Yeah, from the looks of it, it seems impossible to enter. (Dec 29 2:37 p.m.)

So… soon people in the northeast (including me) are going to be seeing more of this stuff and then some.

Diffuse sun during light snow. (Dec 29 2:37 p.m.)

And less of the sun…

Last photo taken for the year. (Dec 30 4:51 p.m.)

…and the moon.  And no, I didn’t bother to take a photo of the January 1 supermoon; it was way too @%!#ing cold for that.

(Dec 29 3:05 p.m.)

We’ll see, about the storm, how bad it will be for us.

(Dec 29 2:04 p.m.)

Wish us luck! 🙂

Well, that’s it for now.  I have more December photos to share, but it’s now 3 in the morning, and I would like to get something up before the power potentially goes out.

Until next time…

(Jan 2 12:51 p.m.)

May 2018 be a good year.

Snowblower fumes, day two

(Dec 26 9:30 a.m.)

It was the greatest Christmas present Maine could offer: a snowstorm.  (It would also be noted that ‘great’ can mean ‘greatly bad.’ …And also we weren’t the only state to be hit with snow; Pennsylvania just got 53″ over two days.)

But I’ll start with the more peaceful aspects of the past few days.

(Dec 23 10:17 p.m.)

The small (plastic) tree was adorned with some lights, and presents were gathered. Continue reading Snowblower fumes, day two

Second snow

Partial moon in top-left corner. (Dec 10 7:08 a.m.)

For the second snowfall of the season, which happened over the last two days, we got around 4″.  (And you can click here for the first snow, short-lived.)  We’re expected to get more precipitation tomorrow, with temperatures in the 20s and 30s.

(Dec 10 8:18 a.m.)

This time, on Saturday, I could somehow tell the clouds in the sky were snow clouds. Continue reading Second snow