Saturday, March 25, 2017

Red Squirrel activity

I spent a minute watching a red squirrel munching on the new flower buds of a red maple stem outside the kitchen window.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy World Poetry Day

The sun shines higher in the sky than it did last month.
It's visual quality is different; shadows aren't as long.
There is a much anticipated warmth to our world.
Joy has sprung into our hearts.
The snow melts.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Yahoo! Once the snow clears...then come flowers...then peepers peep...then I go boating...Anticipation.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Storm Stella Update 10 pm

Snow Total Thus Far This Winter: 84" of white stuff has fallen over our home.

By 10 pm, 15 inches of snow has fallen, and that's all she wrote for this storm! Now, the dig-out;-)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Storm Stella Update at 6 pm

We have 10" of snow at 6pm, with a bit of sleet mixing in. The snow has slowed to about an inch per hour. I cleared the snow table to have a fresh surface for the remaining snow to accumulate on.

Storm Stella Update at 5 pm

Yay! We've got 7.5" of snow at the moment and it is falling at a rate of 2" per hour.

And, while out shoveling the deck, a member of the weasel family went slithering through the snow and took shelter in the covered pile of pallets in the side yard off the deck. I couldn't identify it although I thought it was all brown. I don't think it had a white chest/bell region. It was probably a mink.

Storm Stella Update at 1:30 pm

I don't know who is getting all the snow, but it sure isn't us! We were supposed to be in almost blizzard conditions by now;-) We only have about 1.5 inches thus far. Who'd a thunk! We could have had a full day of school after all.  But, the meteorologists play up these storms to such a degree that the entire state practically shuts down.


Well folks, here we have another snow day. Check out this mass of precipitation coming our way. It is a classic Nor'easter!

The storm will really get cranking at noon, and we are now dropped down into the 12"-16" range, which is still a hefty amount of snow. But, being at the bottom of the Midcoast region, we might get some sleet mixed in so our snow totals will be less than inland regions. The majority of schools are closed in the southern half of the state. By the way, our last day of school for students is currently June 21st.