Another day, another blizzard
[Originally posted on Steemit earlier today]
While we escaped the brunt of the Nor’easter on March 3rd in my corner of the New England (lots of strong winds & rain to be sure, but little to no snow), the one that started on Wednesday the 7th into Thursday the 8th made up for it. When all was said and done, I heard we got 14 inches/36 cm, but thanks to the wind, some drifts were a bazillion feet high!
As far as storms go though, we couldn’t complain. Power went out just after midnight, and didn’t come back until around 5pm, however for about 12 of those hours our amazing landlords had the generator going. We couldn’t use our stove (wrong amperage), but our furnace & refrigerators were on (and most importantly – the coffee maker! LOL) so we were warm and well fed throughout.
Here are a bunch of shots from the afternoon that it started, some shots overnight (thanks to hubby holding the flashlight at the window for me – LOL), and throughout the day. And if what they’re saying on the news is true, looks like I’ll have more pictures of the THIRD nor’easter, heading our way for Monday.
A gif, made by yours truly, of the snow getting heavy Wednesday afternoon. Sid was none too pleased to be outdoors. Sandy, however, enjoyed running around the yard, sniffing everything in sight! Just before going to bed (around 11:30pm) I got this shot of the snow covered bird feeders. Woke up around 4:30am because the house was so quiet (power outage) and took this. Mid morning Thursday, before the birds and the wind knocked all the snow off. Basketball hoop, again at bedtime. Early the next morning. Middle of the night shot through our living room window, looking towards our landlord’s house Front porch light – accidentally overexposed, but I liked the bokah effect. Better exposure of the front porch light Front porch light the next morning (all shots were taken by leaning out the front door – LOL) This guy really enjoys the snow! First priority – clear off the grill so we can make burgers later Little bird, big snow Snow covered branches Tufted Titmouse may be in over his head. Wet snow is miserable to shovel, but it’s gorgeous decoration for the trees! Speaking of shoveling, our landlord’s brother does the majority of the huge driveway with this miracle machine! Did I mention the branches look pretty? That snow blob used to be the back deck light. View of the back deck from inside the warm upstairs. Magical looking woods. I’m not sure if Miss Goldfinch was complaining about the snow, or thanking me for the seed. Either way, she left a big impression. A different Goldfinch just focused on the food. A Dark-eyed Junco, waiting his turn. Careful, buddy! Don’t slip! I’d swear this Blue Jay was thinking, “I regret my choice to land on the ground.” Photo credit: Traci York, taken with my trusty Nikon camera.
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