Day 1: 3:30 p.m. – still snowing, wind blowing hard.
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.
Then onto Marina Bay, overlooking the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Wollaston Beach, on Quincy Harbor.
A sun shelter over two benches, coated in several inches of thick ice.
About 24 hours of snow, below-freezing temperatures plus wind and high tides produced some beautiful scenes this weekend. Here are a few from Houghs Neck, Mass., looking toward Boston.
They promise we won’t get more than six inches this time. I just shoveled about two inches off the front steps, so “they” might be telling the truth, since it’s been snowing for 14 hours.
ETA: “They” were not telling the truth. 20 inches. Sigh.
I took several hundred photos of the weekend snowstorm that hit Boston. Our house in Houghs Neck lost power for 36 hours, and there are still thousands of people without power, four days later. I’m glad it has warmed up some, because I don’t think I could have handled the cold much longer. People should not have to wear stocking caps and gloves to bed. I hope folks have found safe, warm places to hole up until power is restored.
As much damage as snow can cause, it also happens to be beautiful, and so I want to share some of the images I made during and after the storm.
The first five photos were shot Saturday morning, while the snow was still coming down and wind was blowing.
This photo was shot Saturday evening. The sun peeked out to taunt us for an hour or so.
The rest were made Sunday afternoon. Sunny day, and lots of melting snow made for some interesting images.
Now that our power has come back on, and brought with it the internet, I’m able to share a few photos from Blizzardathon ’13, from our little neighborhood in Quincy, Mass.
The first is a hockey goal, seen on Friday afternoon before the storm really got going, and Saturday morning. We still had strong winds and snow was falling, but the worst was over.
An ambulance picked up one of our neighbors, who needed medical attention, then got stuck in the snow. Neighbors pitched in to shovel and push the ambulance back onto the road.
Neighbor walking his dog:
Ducks on the water at high tide:
I’ll post some shots that show the “pretty” aspect of the storm later. For now, preparing to head back outside with a camera!