Snow Melt on the Marsh

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With temperatures in the 50s on Wednesday, we were able to get out for a short walk, and enjoy the sight of a small amount of bare ground. This photo is of snow melting into the portion of the marsh which runs back and forth into Rock Island Cove.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

A couple weeks late for this challenge, but to say we’ve been snowed in would be a gross understatement. The fourth major snowstorm to hit the northeast in, I believe, 22 days, visited us this weekend in the form of a blizzard named “Winter Storm Neptune,” and dropped two feet of snow on top of the 7-8 feet we already had at our house. Waking up yesterday morning, I was glad that our house is built on an elevated basement; otherwise, our doors would both have been completely covered in the drifted snow. Today, we dug out from our back stairs to our cars, then added a path through which the cars will be able to leave and enter the driveway. These photos give some idea of the depth of the snow we’re dealing with.

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Making this even more difficult to deal with, my friends and family from home find it amusing to let me know that it’s in the 60s there, and spring flowers have started blooming.

Blizzard! (and not the creamy, delicious kind)

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Day 1: 3:30 p.m. – still snowing, wind blowing hard.

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Day 2: 3 p.m., this time, we walked to the areas next to Quincy Harbor, where the storm took on the feeling of a nor’easter. Wind blowing from the northeast, huge waves.

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Then onto Marina Bay, overlooking the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Wollaston Beach, on Quincy Harbor.

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A sun shelter over two benches, coated in several inches of thick ice.

Milkweed Seeds

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Went for a walk to the voting location today, and stopped for a minute to get some photos of milkweed letting loose its seeds.

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It was a good day. Exercising our right to vote, exercising, and a few nice images.