You may have heard that the northeast United States has been hammered with extraordinary amounts of snow this winter, Actually, it’s been only over the past three weeks during which record amounts of snow have been falling, at a pace of two to three storms per week. For example, as of Sunday morning, (and it’s been snowing since), Boston officially recorded 89.7 inches of snow. Our normal snowfall as of this date is historically 28 inches.
The above scene was taken on Sunday afternoon, in front of the house. What you see peeking up through the snow is a lamp, which sits atop a six foot pole. I’m 6’ 2”, and when I have to change a bulb, I need a ladder, just to give you an idea.
To the right is what it looks like under “happier” conditions. I can only imagine what those plants look like today.
With snow banks towering over our heads, there’s no place to put the snow. There’s talk of making up missed school days by cancelling vacations or scheduling classes on Saturdays. The state and most communities have exceeded their entire snow removal budgets. Boston is is investing in megaton snow melting machines. And it’s only mid-February.
For those of you living in warmer climates, feel free to send us photos to warm us up.
But hurry – we’re expecting more snow on Tuesday!