The view from our Roslindale front porch a few minutes ago: Five or six inches of new snow and howling winds - and now sleet (or maybe it's just very cold rain - hard to tell when it's whipping into you horizontally). Ashamed to admit that when I went shopping last night, I forgot to get bread! Plenty of English muffins, though - French English muffins, anyone?
10:45 update: The cavalry arrives (this actually shows the front end loader's second pass):
Lorianne DiSabato sees a similar view out her window in Newton.
David Moisan snaps Salem this morning:
Steve Garfield looked out from his porch in Jamaica Plain this morning:
Steve also videos himself shoveling this morning - looks kind of difficult to shoot with one hand and shovel with the other.
Jen Stewart looks out her window:
Susan Senator marvels:
... It is no secret that I hate the winter and the cold. And yet, today, looking out at the vigorous storm, I do feel a sense of wonder similar to my springtime feeling, when I just can't get over the activity of things that are not alive: the ground, the wind, the leaves. So much is going on out there, it feels a little exciting, like I'm anticipating a fun event. ...
Karl, however, declares that Mother Nature is Satan:
... For what it's worth, and I don't like thunderstorms either, but I'd rather have a thunderstorm than a blizzard any time. In fact, I wish there were one now as the lightning will INSTANTANEOUSLY melt melt the snow and the ice underneath it too.
Jack Hodgson: This winter wonderland stuff is getting old fast....
Karen prepares a little math quiz for her kids in case school is canceled tomorow:
If we already had a foot of snow on the ground from Thursday's blizzard, and Daddy was letting Mama sleep in today, but she was rudely awakened by the kids' whoops of joy at the news that Sunday school is canceled because we're in the midst of another blizzard today with expected accumulation of 5–8 inches, how many cocktails will Mama need by the end of this day trapped home with the kids while trying to finish up her big Spanish project, which is due this week?
Leslie after shoveling: My back has held up pretty well until now, but I think it's starting to protest...
Lori Magno has some nice friends.