I really don’t like uninvited guests. They drop in at the most inconvenient time, stay for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Roll out mid evening and just leave one incredible mess to clean up. Stella. Who invited her to spend Tuesday in New England? 🙂
Monday, there was bare ground, and yesterday we had one heck of an old-fashioned snowstorm. The snow started lightly falling around 8 a.m., with the whiteout rolling in around noon and going well into the evening. Almost everything was closed so there was no traffic, and today the roads are clear down to the pavement.
I did a little pushing of snow around the edges and cleaning the cars a couple of times. The removal during the height of the storm was done twice by younger members of the family. Today the seniors did the cleanup. Total as far as I could measure was right at 16″.
Several thousands lost power in town as well as across the state. But, Steve took the punishment, and we ended up only losing power for a couple of minutes. It was just long enough to have to reset the clocks. Picture a happy dance here. 🙂
I’m glad it’s over and hope that it is the last knock from Mother Nature with regard to snow. I can hope because I have lots of outdoor chores and projects including straightening that arbor.
Now, we are left to wonder about all the plants and trees that budded out during those warm spells and have now been through some brutal winter weather again. I don’t know where the fruit will come from this year, but I’m thinking it may not be local.
Saturday, two days before the official start of spring, is my Master Gardener Spring Symposium. Only one hitch – snow is currently in the forecast.