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The Blizzard of 2001

"Blizzard" of 2001

Ahh yes, the big blizzard of 2001! We were supposed to receive between 10 and 18 inches of snow, but only about 8 very wet inches actually fell in our yard. (Maybe they meant "the difference between 10 and 18 inches of snow").

Other parts of New England, like Massachusetts and New Hampshire, are hibernating under as much as three feet.

Spring will be here soon!

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This certainly isn't the best shot of the day, but it shows how deep it was (or wasn't, depending on your perspective).

This is the deck on the back of our house, as seen from the Dining Room window. The horizontal line is a clothesline, and the green thing is a large bird feeder.




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Pretty close to the same shot. The bush at the bottom is a Burning Bush, but I think it should now be called the Freezin' Cold Bush.

The tracks at the bottom left are definitely not from one of our cats. There's a family of feral cats in the area, and tracks like these can be seen around all of the houses in the neighborhood after a snow storm.




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This is a closeup of the branches in our back yard. Normally their horizontal, but the wet, heavy snow has many of them pointing at their roots.




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The view out of our Living Room window, at the front of the house.

Those bushes line our driveway, and are: Java Red something-or-other, Manchurian Lilac, two emerald green arborvitae's (shivering under their winter coats, they are actually columnar rather than round, as they appear here), and a burning bush (er, Freezin' Cold Bush) at the very end against the road.

That's Herb's house, across the street. Hi Herb!




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This is the Java Red thing-a-mah-whatsit from the previous picture, but up close and personal. I liked the... bleakness of it, I guess. It really looks wintery!

Come back and see this plant in the late spring (I'll definitely have another picture up). You won't believe your eyes! Hopefully I'll have remembered it's real name by then.

This is my second favorite picture of the day.




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This is my favorite picture of the day!

I talked Corinne into going for a drive with me while all the snow still clung to the trees. Out on a back road West of our house, I found this rather idyllic scene.

The dilapidated fence in the foreground and the tiny (and probably fake) covered water well in the background really make this picture.

Incidentally, if it weren't for the tiny bit of color on the well (see the largest version), and the ever-so-slightly warm tint in the sky, you'd never know this picture's not taken in Black and White.




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This was taken after all the others. It's exactly what I saw when I looked out of my office window!

Kinda spooky, huh?

Page last updated: 10/5/2002




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