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Warm Up by the Fire

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)

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)

Ahhh this is super warm, at least on one side of me. (photo by 1inawesomewonder)

Snow Removal, or at least Relocated

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

Winter Weather Update 2/13

Well it’s Friday the 13th here in Southern NH, the temperature is 0°F, and the air feels like -22°F. #nosweat

Black Brook in Winter

The temperature was 21 degrees Fahrenheit. With the 10-20 MPH winds, the wind chill made the temperature feel like 4 degrees Fahrenheit. The snow was almost up to my knees, and even higher when I broke through the various levels of crust and ice beneath the fresh powder. Thankfully the sun was shining but the forest canopy filtered most of the rays from reaching the snow on the ground. Regardless, I wanted to walk along Black Brook in Winter. Walking in an around the many hemlock trees there was much less snow, but there was a lot more ice under the snow.  There were bowl-shaped areas among the trees as most of these trees are where the deer bed down in numbers.

Mostly I just wanted to see the water flowing beneath, around, and sometimes over the ice. I wanted to listen to nothing but the sounds of the wind and the water. And that was all I heard, other than any noise I created, which I tried to minimize. I ventured as close to the edge as I dared and sometimes that took me out onto an ice shelf that was a foot thick and only attached to a larger patch of ice that resulted from water that had gathered and frozen in the bowls that deer had created near the water’s edge. Walking was quite difficult in some areas, but that was expected. The silence was fantastic and the views were wonderful. I brought my camera on purpose and hoped to catch some of the beauty of this little stretch of land along our property.

Forecasters are calling for 6-8 inches of new snow tomorrow and these pictures will be completely redefined, just 24 hours from now. Maybe I will venture down the wooded hill to the water’s edge again, and see just how much change took place. For now, enjoy, as I did.

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Walking in the sand

Jacqueline and Theodore walk in the sand at Hampton Beach. The wind was blowing at 10-15 MPH with a wind chill at freezing, but they had a blast chasing gulls and shells.

Jacqueline and Theodore walk in the sand at Hampton Beach. The wind was blowing at 10-15 MPH with a wind chill at freezing, but they had a blast chasing gulls and shells.