Monday, March 2, 2009

Let me Check...Yep, still Winter

Hello, Mother Nature? It can be spring now. Really, any day now. March in the Northeast can be the hardest month of winter I think. You are really still in winter as evidenced by these recent pictures, but you are so close to April, that you can almost feel it. Well, maybe if you stand close to the wood stove and close your eyes tight, and imagine... Since these pictures were taken, we have had more snow. Last night's snow fall of almost 12 more is going to take a while for all of this to melt...
In the past year, Maine has received 61.24 inches of precipitation. Snowfall? 91.4 inches. That is 7.62 feet people! and considering we had 152 days of below 32 degree weather-I can say that I am so over it. Spring? Come on in. I am ready for the start of the thaw, those precious first days when the mid day sun warms up enough for things to start dripping and melting. Those first days when, by afternoon, the snowbanks have receded a bit, shrunken down, just enough to notice. If you look closely
And I'll be looking!


Philigry said...

i know, i am starting to long for a bit of warmth, myself.
frank said about eight years ago him and i went to an antique place...two barns, that sold fabric by the pound. he thinks it was a place that you and chris told us about? for the life of me, i can not remember this outing at all. does it ring a bell? do you know of such a wonderland?

AlewivesGirl said...

Ugh, I am SOOO over the snow (and I love snow!)

Howsabout we all go on strike and start wearing our flip flops and tee-shirts anyways?

Think it will work?

Gretchen said...

oh I do hope you get a bit of spring soon, I wouldn't be able to deal with all of that.