There’s only so many pictures you can take of snow of ice, especially when it looks exactly the same from day to day. Exactly the same. So…here’s what it looks like at night.Read More Melt, already!
The ice did not take kindly to predictions of its demise. It ripped the downspout off the gutter and welded it to the corner of the house. And now we’re back in the deep freeze. Thanks a lot, ice.Read More No, it’s not melting
Now that the January thaw has started and paused and started and paused, this stone wall is covered with icicles hanging from every protruding surface. How New-Englandy. As for the orchid, it’s still … opening.Read More Icicles
It’s about as cold as it gets here: 20s during the day, single digits overnight. All the odd little places where puddles form are now cold and dry. The frozen ground has that weird dry sponge feel underfoot, from the way the ice expands in the upper layer as it freezes. And this dairy crate […]Read More Deep Freeze
We were so close to getting rid of the ice. It was even forming cool shapes, like shelves on the front steps. The first snowdrop is lifting a white flower from the brown earth. But no. Now it’s all covered with a thin, thin layer of slick, white goop. Overnight it’s going to rain and […]Read More The ice vanishes, the snow drops
Could this be our February thaw? The ice is melting under the tiny shelves that form at the edges of the snowbanks. You can hear dripping all around outside. It’s still not melting fast enough to suit me, and while I was hacking at crunchy, cracking ice, I found out that my scarf is indeed […]Read More Melting
I love the sound of ice hacking in the morning. It sounds like…winter. Since I’m a bit crazy and I’m one of those disgusting people with a naturally high set-point for happiness, so my second thought on seeing half an inch of ice on everything (my first was the obvious) was Cool! I finally have […]Read More Plot conflict #7B: woman against ice