Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunshine on the Snowy Point

 You can see in this shot that the river is frozen...
Many of the homes in the neighborhood have drifts making access hard or impossible at the moment. Not unusual - we only have access to one of our doors at the moment, the other being drifted closed until the weather thaws. As crazy as it all looks here, there's more snow in Boston. We visited Cambridge yesterday, and driving through the area was incredible. 
Came home and thought, ah, this is nothing.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Storm Neptune Blowing Through Cape Cod

 Heavy wet snow blanketed the Cape last night, making roads pretty slippery as we made our way home from a Valentine Day dinner and movie. Apparently it took a break in the middle of the night, and at about 7 a.m. this morning, the heavy snow was falling again - I took the above two photos then, showing how thick it was on the branches.

The roaring winds began mid morning, and are still raging as I type at lunchtime. You can see in the most recent photo that the clouds have thinned and the sun is trying to shine through - reminds me of being at the top of Killington on a blowy but good conditions kind of ski day.
Last night you could hear the surf pounding from our house, through the quiet blanket of falling snow. Right now, the wind is so loud you can't even hear a snowplow coming, you can only see the blinking lights. Not that I've seen a plow in a while.

Hope wherever you are, you're staying warm and enjoying a lazy Sunday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Snow Update: Yep, there's still snow.

While much of the Boston area got 2 more feet of snow yesterday, the Cape had slush falling from the sky. Plenty of pretty white flakes, but enough sleet and rain that it didn't accumulate any more than we already had on the ground. The roads this morning are black, albeit slick with slush.

The dogs and I went to check the beach, using the Seaway entrance. Which is there, behind the mound of plowed snow. The stairs were invisible and treacherous since you couldn't see where they were under deep drifts. Knee deep drifts over both staircases, which I've never seen before.

The beach was empty (shocker) and beautiful despite the dark grey sky. Or maybe because of it. The temps are in the low to mid 30s, with no wind. Nice day for a walk.
But I'm still dreaming of summer...