Knock Knock

Who’s there?

Old Man Winter, and I thought I’d bring two storms to start the season off right. πŸŒ¨β„οΈβ›„οΈ

It’s cold, we’ve got 13″ of snow on the ground, and it’s still coming down. Β No, I’m not going to mention the ‘name’ of the storm because I think naming every snowstorm is ridiculous, kind of like having four meteorologists cover a snowstorm in NH.

I always wonder who they think is watching a 6 a.m. local news and weather report? Retired folks, and they’ve spent a lifetime understanding how snow falls from the sky and accumulates on hard surfaces. Besides, anyone with a smart phone can check an app and know how many minutes until the next flake falls.

Here are a few shots from yesterday, but right now I need to grab some protein and go out and contribute to round three of the clean up process. While I’m out there, I’ll be hoping there’s no need for round four. Β Maybe we can drive over it? I’ve got four-wheel drive.  ❄️ Stay safe, warm, and I hope there no shoveling required where you are. πŸ™‚

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74 Responses to Knock Knock

  1. I come from β€œpioneer stock”but we’ve got nothing on you New Englanders.

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  2. Joyce says:

    WOW! But it is beautiful! We had about 4″ and it’s still on the trees – a pretty winter wonderland to look at. Only downer is hubby’s snowblower which sputtered and urped up some unusual looking liquid when he powered up yesterday. So, off to Lowe’s for another one, I guess!
    But, again….wow – 13″ with more by the time you read this! I’m glad you don’t need to venture out for work either, and have food and quilting projects well stocked – that’s the only way to survive!

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  3. As I am looking at your pictures all safe and warm(ish) in SoCal, all I see is the beauty of a new snowfall. I’m glad I don’t have to go out in the cold… and really, really happy I don’t have to do any work in it. Please stay as warm as you can and don’t overdo the shoveling.

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  4. Oddment says:

    I see the beauty — especially with those gorgeous berries — but I also feel the muscle pull. That is a LOT of work! No snow here (yet), just darkness and cold rains morphing to sleet, and an occasional biting wind, all previews of things to come. I echo Janis above: try not to overdo. I know: easy to say.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I had to laugh at “Maybe we can drive over it? I’ve got four-wheel drive.” GMTA! πŸ˜‰
    Similar thoughts have me checking the forecast to see if we’re going to see 40s soon. Maybe it’ll melt the last of it? Not this week, but maybe next we might get lucky.

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  6. “Dorothy” left us with a lot of Christmas decoration, too!

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  7. In central Maine, time to get out Little Green. It’s snowing like crazy. Stay warm and don’t overdo.

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  8. Donna says:

    We only got five inches!!! Ready to head south??????

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  9. Murphy's Law says:

    12″ here, and no, I’m not a happy camper! 😑 I loved winter as a child, but that ended with the onset of adulthood. Lol. It is pretty to look at from the warmth and safety of inside. I love my Murphy girl, but I swear I’m going to keep her in Depends so I don’t have to take her out until spring. πŸ˜‚

    I echo the others, don’t overdo it. You want to be fit as a fiddle to go to SC, not crippled with a bad back waiting out the winter sitting on ice packs and popping Aleve in NH.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Enjoyed the chuckle as I sit with ice packs from not only shoveling but chopping snow ice into manageable pieces for the blower. Who knew shoveling could actually get worse. πŸ™‚ Tell Murphy my next door neighbor never, ever takes her dog out to do her business. She uses some type of set up with puppy pads so she can enjoy the white stuff from inside nice and warm. πŸ™‚

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  10. Ha ha, we were in Boston on Sunday when the first blast came in and left Monday morning just ahead of the second. We were easily intimidated by β€œEzekiel” and left a day earlier than planned. Daughter is delayed at the airport trying to get back to Miami today. It was beautiful though and your pictures are much like what we saw along the drive out of Boston. Lovely to look at but couldn’t live in it. Stay warm.

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  11. It’s beautiful! I wouldn’t want to shovel the driveway or sidewalk, but it’s just beautiful!

    We’ve had 5-6 inches of snow since Friday, but it’s raining now so it’s melting. I wonder how long before He-Man wants a snowblower? He’s sweeping and shoveling and keeping on top of it.

    I hope there’s no round 4 and you enjoyed your breakfast!

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  12. germac4 says:

    It looks beautiful Judy… but, it must cramp your style, keeping you inside all the time…the way extreme heat does to us. I agree on the infuriating weather reports … πŸ™

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  13. Cold here, but no snow and sunshine today, so I can appreciate your photos from a distance. I admit to wanting snow at Christmas (as always) especially this year as next year we’ll be in Arizona where the odds of snow (where we’ll be) are infinitesimal! Enjoy some delicious coffee/tea/hot chocolate and enjoy the snow…from inside!

    janet

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  14. Annie says:

    I don’t know our official snow depth but the drift to the bird feeders was 17″ deep. My radar app says it’ll all be out to sea by 6:30 tonight. Yay!

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  15. Denzil says:

    I hope the winter isn’t too severe for you Judy.

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  16. It’s beautiful but I’m glad I don’t have to shovel any! Stay warm!

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  17. pastpeter says:

    Well I feel guilty that we got only 1inch Monday night and it all melted today on sunny Long Island, NY! Maybe we should move back to NH and do our share of digging! I suspect my shoveling muscles have atrophied since we got back here! Take care and keep warm! No chopping ice!

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  18. joey says:

    Well that is just beeee-uuuu-tiful! We had snow in October and November, but not any so far this month. I am glad you’re ready for winter.
    Also, the banner and background, just lovely. I showed that to my family and was surprised to learn that my husband knows what a poinsettia is. The world is fulla wonder πŸ™‚

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  19. Rose says:

    Idon’t envy you Round 3, but oh, it makes for beautiful photos.

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  20. Karen says:

    It looks so lovely, will you be getting more for Christmas. I’ve always dreamed of travelling overseas for a white christmas.

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  21. Eilene Lyon says:

    Looks so festive for the season! What would we do without snowblowers, though. Goodness. We’re still waiting for our first big snow – was supposed to happen last week but it fizzled. More mud for now. Booo.

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  22. Joanne Sisco says:

    You always seem to get way more snow than we do. I’m perfectly happy with this arrangement 😊

    I admit it does look pretty … for a while. A very short while!

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  23. Dan Antion says:

    You may need to start going south for the holidays, Judy. I love the photo with the berries – that says Christmastime to me. I think Old Man Winter set us up for this. A little snow on Sunday, just to make you say “I’m hearty, I got this” and then WHUMP! I hope you got out of this after round three. You need to justify buying four-wheel drive.

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  24. Ugh, that’s too many inches of snow for early December. I never understood the naming of snowstorms either; another example of our capitulation to the economic demands of 24 hr news cycles. Stay warm! – Marty

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    • From your comment to Mother Nature’s ear – too much too soon. πŸ™‚ I do feel guilty complaining about 13″ because a little further west, and they got 32″. Those poor folks are probably still clearing and moving. When we get too much snow, they have to come in with dump trucks and haul it out.

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  25. Nancy says:

    Lots of snow but oh so pretty! But I remember the days of cleaning it up! Just like leaves oh so pretty while on the tree… but such a pain to clean up! And we use to drive over it! πŸ˜€

    While we were in for Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania… we didn’t get anything. I got snow shoes from sweet man and wanted to try them! Darn!

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  26. Mary says:

    AND now I know where all the snow went! Wow and so early in the season. Judy you had me laughing – great post, yeah us old folks kind of get the whole thing about snow and where it comes from. I just told my husband about what you posted here and he said, and we are thinking of moving to NH – what is wrong with us!!

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  27. It looks so pretty. Here’s it’s scorching heat, fires, smoke and dust. πŸ™

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  28. No shoveling around here! Gosh, winter has really settled in where you are!

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  29. pbmgarden says:

    Sorry you’re having to deal with the aftermath of snow. Hope the cleanup was not too bad. Beautiful photos.

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