Whiteout

We are currently living through the snowiest winter in recent memory here in RI. To hear the moaning, you’d think it was the apocalypse. I will admit that the snow has made commuting rather annoying, and that school and meetings have been cancelled. But let’s step out of our little boxes and go forth into the whiteness, shall we?

IMG_1404This is the salt pond at the end of our street. It was a beautiful, peaceful sunny afternoon, perfect for a dog walk.

IMG_1392Fidgit loves running through the snow, and it makes her clean and fluffy. Bonus!

The other great thing about snow is that you can see who stopped by during the night. Lots of cottontails, a skunk or two, or even a fox.

IMG_1395There’s a little beach at the end of a dirt road. There’s never anyone there.

IMG_1406The only tracks that day were ours.

IMG_1411As I write this we are preparing for another snowstorm. The birds are busy at the feeder and those birds that don’t frequent feeders, like the poor Northern mockingbird, will hunker down somewhere and ride out the weather.

Rhode Islanders have a quaint custom, hailing back to the epic “Blizzard of ’78” I am told, of stocking up on bread and milk when there’s snow in the forecast. That means the supermarket will be crowded, and many of the shelves will be bare.  I’m heading over there soon, before someone else snaps up my groceries!

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Writer, Master Gardener, tree hugger, animal lover,outdoors freak, iconoclast.
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13 Responses to Whiteout

  1. Kathy says:

    Fidgit’s love of the snow is absolutely contagious! Although I enjoy the stuff I must admit I’m looking forward to spring and the gardens!

  2. Lee May says:

    You and Fidgit and the nearby water make all that snow look good. No way you could stay indoors.

  3. Beautiful photographs! For those of us who have spent our lives dealing with heavy winters and lots of snow, it would take quite a bit before we believe it’s the apocalypse…hahaha… When I was living in Montreal, there was hardly a winter storm that kept people housebound. As long as you could see your car, things weren’t too bad, and you were good to go. But if you’re not used to it, winter can be very difficult to deal with, very terrifying, and even paralyzing.

    • dirtynailz says:

      Thanks, Martha. Do you also remember how in Montreal the snowblowers used to blow the snow onto people’s yards, creating huge and awesome hills to slide on?

  4. CJ Wright says:

    These are wonderful pics, dn. I really do miss the snow. I remember the winter of 78 all too well. I lived in NY then and really didn’t know what I’d gotten myself into. Growing up in the south, I didn’t understand what all the winter scarves and gloves were about. I learned fast! :)

  5. Anubis Bard says:

    What a gorgeous day it was today in Rhode Island. A foot of snow on the ground and perfect blue skies.

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