Even the moon wanted a peek at the beauty below. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
Earlier this morning I went out to clean up the driveway. It was 12°F and I needed to rearrange some of the 15 1/2″ inches of fresh snow that fell yesterday. It only took a little more than two hours. I did snowblow for more than 1 mile, and I’ll have to do some more work on it later. But the cars are cleared and the driveway is driveable, more or less. This time of the year, the sun is higher in the sky so that should help my effort.
Peacefully parked. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
Honestly, I do enjoy the cool fresh air and the workout that is built into the effort. It has been a beautiful morning.
The work was much prettier than it looks on this map. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
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After a week of good old-fashioned winter weather, things are looking a little better around here. We had 31.5″ of snow in the last 7 days. Finally, a week of winter, to help rescue us from another weak winter. I am thinking I will be up on the roof this week. #ILoveWinter.
Looking at the house from the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
Ground level, looking uphill at a section of our driveway. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
This section of our driveway gets almost no sun, and usually thaws sometime in April. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
The view, from the driveway, through a row of pines, to the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
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It’s too hot outside for a fire but I kept enough of a flame going to get rid of bark, twigs, and chunks I didn’t stack.
This pile is a start. After decades of being tightly knit and united, this wood fought valiantly to keep from being divided.
Looking from one room through another, to the backyard. The sunny afternoon and illuminated backdrop caught my eye. Thus, the picture from my cell phone.
After salting and sanding the driveway with buckets and shovel, moving even more snow, and doing some light recycling, I decided to warm up by a fire in the snow. #ilovewinter
Warming up and drying out by my fire. Feels like 18F, except by the fire. (photo by 1inawesomewonder)
Ahhh this is super warm, at least on one side of me. (photo by 1inawesomewonder)
So, while everyone else seemed to be outside moving snow around, especially off of their roofs (modern English), over the weekend, I was busy with other things. Then today, with the wind whipping, hard and cold out of the northwest, I decided to get up on my roof. I ended up being on the rooftop, or at least on the top of the highest roof I could actually get to, for more than two hours. Continue reading
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Here in my yard, in Goffstown, NH we have seen snow in the following amounts over the last 20 days or so. I know these are not necessarily record-breaking, and that others have seen a lot more, but this is a pretty good run none the less. I do love all four seasons and here in NH I do feel that we get a good taste of each season annually. So even though the air temperature was -8°F when I went to bed last night and my driveway needed snow blowing again today because of the snow that had blown into open areas at depths of several feet; I still love winter. Late this afternoon I spent another hour or two outside working in the cold and the snow. There’s just something special about the crisp, cold air, and taking in a deep breath of it while pondering the white world around me. #ilovewinter
Part of our homemade backyard rink, two storms ago.
January 27 – 22.0 inches
January 30 – 5.0 inches
February 2 – 16.0 inches
February 5 – 6.0 inches
February 7 – 1.0 inch
February 8 – 4.5 inches
February 9 – 8.0 inches
February 10 – 2.0 inches
February 12 – 3.0 inches
February 14 – 6.0 inches
February 15 – 5.0 inches
February 18 – 4.0 inches
February 21 – 3.4 inches
March 1 – 2.0 inches
Streak Total: 87.9″ of snow
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