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Silent Sunday – Before & After
This entry was posted in Country Living, My Photos and tagged Before and After, New England weather, shoveling, Silent Sunday, snowstorm. Bookmark the permalink.
🙂 How New Englanders get exercise!
A dramatic change!
Yes, it took me about an hour to get it shoveled off the deck. Phew!
Well done. No need to pay for the gym!
Exactly! Snow in winter and gardening in summer. I do okay with what nature provides. 😉
I can relate.
I shoveled that in about an hour… quite a workout!
Makes my back hurt to think about it!
Ha, yeah… I was moving rather slowly yesterday and this morning! 😀
Don’t you miss it? Especially the shoveling? 😅
Nope! Especially with my back having three herniated lumbar! But I can still ride a snowmobile… 😎😂
We are getting hammered here too. My kids are driving back from skiing. The Sierra’s have the most snow in the country now, and they left in the middle of another blizzard. It never rains in California, but it snows!
My son lives in Truckee and the two back-to-back weekend blizzards are keeping him busy! Last weekend was 4′ who knows what it’ll be this time. Makes me happy I only had to deal with 9″! At least there’ll be good spring melt for the reservoirs.
That’s the good part of March snows… they melt way faster!
I did have to shovel it, but everything dries up quickly, so the walks aren’t so treacherous. How much did you get up there?
I would say the 8-10 inches that was called for the week before (and didn’t) did so in the last three snowfalls we had this past week.
Mind you, as is wont in March it’s melting. I was actually able to run in bicycle path today so…. baby steps!
A sunny day helps!
Yes, indeed! Even if it’s only about 37-38 degrees! It felt a lot warmer 🙂
The sun is really getting stronger these days, so it is quite pleasant to be out when it is in the 30s. My favorite winter temps actually. 🙂
Yes, it is. It’s lovely not to have to feel like the marshmallow man under all the layers 😉 Same. Not too hot, not too cold 🙂
“Just right” as Goldilocks said! 😉
One of March’s faces!
You got that right! 😀
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We have been threatened with a lot of snow next week…
Ooh, hope it isn’t too bad, and melts quickly! March is full of surprises. 😉
The snow will start in the north, and we hope it runs out of steam by the time it gets to us down south, Eliza…
‘From your lips to God’s ears!’
Cool! I just captured frost pattern on balcony.
Winter is a wonderful and crazy season!
We didn’t get quite that much but around 5″ and discovered one of the hazards of having solar panels right over your door. Lots of sliding snow. So wet and heavy.
Wow, about half our total, and an hour north, my sister got 13″… quite a spread for such a small area. They call those ‘roofalanches’ out west… with all that snow and metal roofs, they can be deadly. Slam the front door and you die!
There are snow guards made for that and I’ll get one for over the door. The panel will stay covered longer than the others but our noggins will be better off for it.
Did it melt or did you shovel it off? Lots of work there…
For sure, that was me shoveling… what a work out!
Imagine the weight on the deck! Hope you don’t have sore muscles today from all that shoveling!
Yeah, it has to be shoveled. About 2 hours between photos. Used the back massager when I got done! 😀
We ended up with 13 inches….and a MOUNTAIN of a snowbank from the plow! Don’t you love March? 😉
Wow, that’s a lotta snow to move! March, always full of surprises. Good sugaring temps this week!
I chipped ice on Friday for a couple of hours and used the snowblower twice yesterday, but today the sun is shining and hard surfaces are clear. Whew, I needed a break. 🙂
Yeah, that snow was heavy! It took about an hour just to clear the deck. My back didn’t like it one bit. 😉
Glad it’s gone?
Always glad to get the shoveling done. It’s melting from the yard, but it will be a while until it is all gone… but that is normal for us. 🙂
Gardening in May?
Yes, our last frost is late April, early May. It used to be later, but I’ve started putting things out earlier and hoping for the best.
The 99% frost free date used to be May 1 in Atlanta! not sure what it is now.
I’m sure it is very different, as most things are these days. Our growing season is at least a month longer, some years even longer.
Crazy to me that happened in our lifetime.
IKR? What frightens me is the exponential acceleration.
Yes, in the last 10 years, do you think?
It was barely perceptible 20-30 yrs. back, increasing slowly, but the last 5 years have been so dramatic, I think most people can no longer claim not to notice. Bigger, more powerful storms, heat waves and droughts that last longer than they used to. Scary to me!
I agree and am scared with you..
Weather conditions change. Lives change. Everything changes, judged either good or bad. We measure our lives in Changes. I’m delighted by your post dear lady. 💕✨
Thank you, glad you liked it!
That’s a good amount of snow! This time of year the snow melts pretty fast here as well. The ground is till covered, there are deep drifts and it is piled real high along roads.
It doesn’t melt that fast, so everything must be shoveled off. I take the walks and deck, my spouse snowblows the driveway. We’re good and tired at the end of it!
My goodness! Someone did a fantastic job cleaning that deck. We got a little more snow than you did. Clif measured 13 inches.
Thanks, Laurie. Yeah, it’s a really workout clearing snow. Always happy when it is done!
And I thought we had got a lot of snow 😏
Yes, our biggest storm of the year so far (and hopefully, the winter)! We used to get deeper snowfalls a couple decades ago, but I’m not complaining!
I know, snowier than it’s been lately but nothing like when we were kids!
It’s up in the 50s here today, after Friday’s horrific storm — high winds, tons of rain mixed with snow, etc. I’m liking this warmth MUCH better!
Always good to see the sun. It has been too gray this winter!
My back would be aching after clearing all that wet snow. 🤪
Yeah, mine was, but I have a great massager I use. It helps a lot. 🙂
That’s a lot of snow
It sure was, our biggest storm this year. To be expected in New England. 🙂
Ha! I was thinking you’d had a quick melt 😉 Kudos to you!
Thanks, Kris! It would take a looong time for 9″ to melt on the north side of the house! We keep snow away from the sides of the house due to possibly of rot, and off the deck to reduce weight. Not to mention keeping emergency egresses open. Life in a wintery clime!
March snow…….so exhausting. With any luck, it might be the last one. Hang in there my friend. The snow is beautiful, but by March I like to see the flowers!
Yes, it can be. I’m always proud of myself when it is done and I can go in to enjoy a cup of tea as my reward, hehe.
As sandyjwhite says, makes my back hurt to think about it. I’ve been watching YouTubes of the snow blizzards and storms around the northern hemisphere, but you’ll have to admit 8-9″ of snow is not too bad at all. 🙂
I love(d) the snow when I skied in my youth, but can’t imagine doing it now with both knees, right ankle and lower back worn out.
Yeah, we were lucky to do all the things we did while younger and full of can-do energy. Now we rest a lot more!
My son in CA got 4 feet, so 9 inches felt much better, ha!
We joined you in the March snow and our first thundersnow and lightning experience.☃️
Thundersnow is becoming more common it seems. We had our first one a couple months back. It is disconcerting!
Good work! I tend to let nature run its course in March, it’s the lazy way out 😉
You may think you are lazy, but looking at your garden, I’m not convinced. 🙂 I love sitting on that deck in the warmer months and I take good care of it. 🙂
Oh no, where did it go?!! 😉
P.S. Love your deck view, it looks like mine. 🙂
Thank you, Donna. Eliza the magic shoveler at work! 😉
Was it light and powdery – the sort I like – or heavy and wet (which is what we got a couple of weeks ago!)? Well, let’s hope you don’t get much more now Eliza!
Thanks, Cathy… no, unfortunately, wet and heavy. I had to shovel it in two layers because of the weight being too much to lift in one go. I got through it though. 🙂
That’s a goodly amount of snow (and a goodly amount of work when shoveling!). Since I’m all about the word “good” this morning, it’s good to see snow. 🙂
Thanks, Robin, it surely was!
Easy come, easy go!!
‘Easy come’ definitely, not so sure about ‘easy go,’ hehe!
I can’t even imagine…I hope you have a heating pad for your back!!
I use multiple therapies, ha! The more, the better! 🙂
On a rather bizarre side note, I love wooden yardsticks!… some towns on the Sacramento Valley floor are looking like ski resorts, but now a warm storm is moving in. Folks worried about the Truckee River among many others!
My brother collects yardsticks and has made a wall of them in his mudroom. Vintage ones are so interesting as they were often giveaways like this one with advertising. If we had an inch less, it would have read, ‘Why go anywhere else?” which I found ironic given the amount of snow it measured!
Yes, we are watching this Sierra storm, too. They are getting all rain except for the peaks. Such a shame to ruin all that powder!
Love it. Your brother is my kind of dude! Yes, it has been a crazy weather year. Tonight things might get dicey around the smaller creeks.