Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snowpocalypse, the Day After

New England knows how to handle snow. Even though we got something nearing two feet, by the next day, the roads were mostly cleared.

Still, much caution is needed to drive in these conditions.

Plows and other diggers are still at work clearing side roads.

You need to know where you are going in this. Signs and lights are clotted with snow, and piles of snow block the visibility at turns.

Another very useful sign.

These photos were all taken from the car as we drove to work. This is the best picture I could get of the Charles River floodplain.

Trees are sagging and cracking under these loads of snow.

A pond.

You can tell the proper New Englanders from the rest by how well they clean off their cars. You either have to be new to the area or very stupid not to realize that driving with a mattress of snow on your car, especially on the highway, could kill someone. I'm pretty sure it is illegal.

Our workplace has a locked courtyard with a lovely garden. All the saplings are bent into arches. The understory of the woods everywhere looks like this, too, as does the dogwood in my yard that I'm too lazy to shake off. I'm curious to see how, or if, they recover.


Lorie said...

Wow, you did get hit. We looked just like that in N. VA last winter. Enjoy your blog, and just love the title. Be safe digging out.

Fred Fields said...

I also thought the courtyard was especially interesting looking. It's also the only place that's still untouched by footprints or black snow..