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Blizzard 2015

Oh man, it snowed a lot yesterday. There’s almost three feet of the white stuff out there! It only took two hours to shovel out, and that was with help from a neighbor who came over with snowblower. He took care of a portion of our sidewalk that was…well…the manmade snowdrift between property lines was almost as tall as me! (Thank you for saving us from another hour of shoveling, Ed!!!!!) We returned the favor by helping our other neighbors shovel, and digging and pushing out a town services pickup truck that got stuck in the street.

This storm was also the first one in 13 years I got to be home for. Working in local TV news, I always stayed overnight during storms and pulled long shifts with everyone else. While it was fun to help tell the story of the storm, hang out with coworkers at the fancy hotel in-between shifts, and earn some overtime pay, being home was really nice as well! A hot, homemade breakfast on a snowy day does not suck. We had a box of King Arthur Flour’s gluten-free pancake mix in the pantry, which was perfect.

King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Pancakes

One part of working during snow storms I always enjoyed was the walk between the hotel and the station. No matter how horrible the winds and snow were, I always had fun tromping through unplowed streets and sidewalks. So I went snowshoeing yesterday morning during the storm!

(I can’t stand selfies. I felt really stupid taking this one.)

The walk was beautiful. A few people were out shoveling and walking around, but otherwise the neighborhood was really quiet and peaceful. I went to a park and took a few photos before the winds picked back up and it was time to get back inside.

Winter Storm Juno

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Copyright 2015 Alicia Carlson Photography

Photo taken and edited with an iPhone6.

Copyright 2015 Alicia Carlson Photography

Photo taken and edited with an iPhone6.

 

Winter Wonderland

It finally snowed! Last year, we had a trace amount of it. My snow shovel was never used. I think I wore my winter boots once, and never wore my down coat because it was never cold enough. Living in New England, that was downright SCARY. We’re used to wearing 18 layers at this time of year.

Winter at the Middlesex Fells Reservation

The city was silent when I got out of work last night. Very few people were out, and no one was on the road – I love how peaceful the city is during snow storms. Likewise, I love the country the morning after a storm.

Middlesex Fells Reservation snow

I don’t live in the country, but the Middlesex Fells Reservation is a little taste of New Hampshire right outside of Boston. It’s a place of peace and serenity – even with the sound of highway traffic in the background, I love hiking and biking though there.

Middlesex Fells Reservation snow

There’s only about five inches of snow on the ground, but it’s just enough. And it’s the kind that clings to everything, transforming the woods into a winter wonderland.

Middlesex Fells Reservation snow

Middlesex Fells Reservation snow

Not too many people were out. I pulled over in one section and discovered these animal tracks – there weren’t any human footprints around, so they’re from a deer, coyote, or something. Any animal track experts out there? I’m curious! 🙂

Middlesex Fells Reservation snowy landscape

It’s beautiful. Serene. Calm. Peaceful. Quiet. The only sounds were birds chirping, and the occasional branch snapping under the weight of the snow. This was much needed after weeks of holiday craziness. A fresh blanket of snow to start 2013. Renewal. Happy New Year!