Daily Photo Shoot – Day 9

The Photo Shoot subject for Saturday, 09 February 2013 is:

After (or still during really) the Blizzard of 2013

Notice anything weird about this photo? You can’t SEE anything outside! That’s because the outside surface of the windows is pure ice.

During Blizzard 2013 windows iced over in kitchen, no visibility thru them at all

Prior photo showing normal view out these windows:

Kitchen curtains

OK. Here I am at noon on the Saturday version of the BLIZZARD OF 2013. We are extremely grateful to the Power Gods because we never lost power once through the whole blizzard. So many other people lost power and I’m hoping the electric companies can get them back on-line very soon. It’s no fun being powerless!

The story here is that we are safe and warm and snug as bugs in a rug here. I was up/awake all night long so when 7:00 rolled around this morning, I got up to pee and went back to bed and fell into a deep sleep for 3 hours, arising again at around 11:00 a.m. That is the longesgt I’ve stayed in bed since I was a teenager! And then it only happened once or twice.

So onward and upward. The dogs have been out several times to do their business as well as to play-play-play! They love to eat the snow, and when a vehicle has the nerve to drive by, they do their best to bark-bark-bark at it, but it’s difficult to run along the fence because the snow is up to their shoulders! Paul figures we got about 16-18 inches. Where it’s drifted, like on the back deck, it seems like more than 2 feet, but the wind was so wild that the snow just blew into drifts so is hard to measure.

There has been a ban on driving on the roads for this state as well as several others in New England. Since we don’t want to thrown into the klink, we are staying put.

Blizzard 2013 Front Garden Blizzard 2013 Front Garden

Blizzard 2013 Front Garden - paths shoveled for the dogs Blizzard 2013 Front Garden

Blizzard 2013 Front Garden

Blizzard 2013 Back deck and snow

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Here is a video of the winter of 1963 in Britain that was published today on a blog I read daily called DoveGreyReader. Now those were the days. This is a very interesting little video.

There you have it. Our take on the Blizzard of 2013. Now we dig out…


Bex & Co.

Blizzard of 2013

Blizzard of 2013

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One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson sining “One More Year”:

and “The Quiet Life”:

and also “The Making of “Wreck & Ruin”:

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10 Responses to Daily Photo Shoot – Day 9

  1. Nina Camic says:

    We were eating snow out on the trails today! When you’re thirsty, you’re thirsty!

    So very happy that you made it through without too much trouble. I read that Marblehead had some vicious waves. Hoping Paul’s boat is safe…


  2. Bex says:

    Don’t worry, Eric, the dogs don’t eat the yellow snow, just the white snow. They know the difference. They are very smart indeed.


  3. Eric Mayer says:

    Glad you made out ok and kept your power. It’s neat that the dogs like to eat snow but I must point out that dogs are the main reason that we, as kids, were warned not to eat the snow.


  4. Bex says:

    You’re welcome, Sandy. Thought you’d like those. I hadn’t seen the “Making of Wreck & Ruin” before…very interesting. Love these two singer/songwriters. Excellent original music.


  5. sandy freel says:

    BTW…Thanks for all the music/film today


  6. Bex says:

    The wind was blowing from the northeast and those windows face northeast. The warmth from inside the house (I normally keep it cool here but in case we lost power, I had the heat turned up higher) must have made the snow on the exterior of the windows melt when it hit and then freeze again. The screens on these windows are on the inside rather than on the outside because these are casement windows that crank outward.


  7. TopsyTurvy says:

    Were your windows really covered with ice and not snow, Bex? Did you have rain for them to ice like that?

    I should have taken pics of the snow on our window sills. We had snow halfway up the kitchen window and 2/3rds of the way up the smaller bathroom window. It’s all gone now as the sun has been fierce today – but you should see the STEAM rising from the window sills!

    I’ll have to take some pictures this afternoon so you can see what it looks like here.


  8. Rhubarb says:

    Amazing how dogs can enjoy everything, given that sometimes we humans are not having much fun, so long as their people are with them. Glad you’re OK. Enjoyed the 1963 train video.


  9. Anna says:

    Glad to hear you’re OK. xx


  10. sandy freel says:

    Oh my goodness..your windows covered.
    Thank goodness you kept power…glad you could get a wee more sleep since you was up most of nite.
    Nice of paul to make a way for fuzzies to p/p


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