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February 9, 2013

Morning Views from Nemo

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Western Massachusetts turned out to be the lucky ones this time around. It is a little after 10am on Saturday morning as I type this blog, and the power, internet and cable are still on. The snow seems to have finished and the winds are diminishing. The snow plow still has not been down my street, so I won’t be going any where any time soon (although hubby has a 4-wheel drive vehicle should we really need to get out). It is hard to tell exactly how much snow we have because of all of the drifting from the wind, but of course I have some photos to share with you to give you an idea.

Walking into the kitchen first thing this morning, this is what the dogs and I saw:
After Nemo: first look

When I first opened the slider to let them out, the dogs really weren’t sure what to do when faced with snow nearly as tall as them. Then they jumped into it and plowed their way through:
After Nemo: dogs trying to get thru the snow

After Nemo: deck

Here are some views of my deck and back yard:
After Nemo: deck/grill

After Nemo: deck/table

After Nemo: backyard

You can see in that last shot that the trees are not coated in snow. I’m thinking that must mean the snow is more of the light and fluffy type rather than the heavy and wet stuff.

In my front yard, you can’t tell where the yard ends and the street begins since the plows are yet to make their way by.
After Nemo: driveway

After Nemo: front yard

Happy to report we are all safe and cozy and warm here. I have family and friends who are still not out of Nemo’s grips just yet. Eastern Massachusetts and other parts of northeastern New England are still under assault from the storm for a good part of today, and power is out for some. I’m hoping for the best for them, and that power is restored as soon as possible.


  1. I don’t know…I think when you get to a certain amount of snow it doesn’t matter how much there truly is on the ground…it’s simply too much!


    Comment by diggingher — February 9, 2013 @ 10:26 am | Reply

    • You may be right! It probably doesn’t matter how much it is at this rate. Thankful for the light and fluffiness!

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  2. Glad y’all are safe and cozy and warm! Look at all that snow!!! Wow!!

    Comment by Polly Hoyt Nance — February 9, 2013 @ 10:35 am | Reply

    • Thanks Polly. Yup, most snow we’ve had for a while around here.

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2013 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

  3. Wow! What a sight to see first thing in the morning! I’d heard that the snow was light and fluffy, which might be a good thing as far as not losing power—no falling trees, etc. Glad you escaped the worst of it. Stay safe!

    Comment by Kate — February 9, 2013 @ 10:38 am | Reply

    • Thanks Kate. Yes, we definitely escaped the worst here. My mom lives on Cape Cod and they are still getting it down there and the power is out.

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2013 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  4. You have a LOT of snow. The trouble is that being so light and fluffy, the winds can blow it round and round. It started overnight here in Nova Scotia and is continue through the day. We have storm surge warnings and winds of up to 100 kph.

    Comment by sybil — February 9, 2013 @ 10:42 am | Reply

    • Keeping my fingers crossed for you Sybil! Stay safe and warm!

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

  5. Good gosh, that is A LOT of snow. I’ve never seen snow up close myself (we don’t get it down here in Cape Town), but I’ve always wanted to build a snowman. I’m not sure I’d know how to cope, though, with an intense snowstorm like what you guys have had! Glad you still have electricity and can blog about it all.

    Comment by Reggie — February 9, 2013 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

    • Yes, it is a lot, but I don’t think it will be good snowman snow! the wetter, stickier stuff makes a better snowman. I think this round will be too dry. Thanks Reggie.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  6. So….how does the driver of the snow plough know where the streets are??? That’s a lot of snow you have there and the dogs sure are enjoying it! Glad to hear you are safe and sound and keeping warm. I think you may have had the snowy version of our storm (cyclone) that we had here two weekends ago, when we lost power for two days. It would have been much more fun with snow! I hope you don’t lose power like we did, I was lost without my computer!

    Comment by Joanne — February 9, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

    • With snowstorms like this, a lot of people end up with the edge of their lawns “turfed” – the snow plow does do some damage sometimes! No power outage this time around thank goodness!
      Thanks Joanne.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply

  7. Wow! Look at all that snow! Very impressive. Glad to hear you’re safe and warm and still have power. I love that shot of the dogs plowing their way through the snow. They look like they’re enjoying it. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — February 9, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. The dogs always go out together, with Teddy usually pushing to be first, but with that much snow they really couldn’t get going too fast. My husband kindly shoveled them a path to the back yard yesterday.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  8. I think that’s cute the two dogs walking out together to plow through the snow – what good buddies!


    Comment by dogear6 — February 9, 2013 @ 10:14 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Nancy. They are good buddies, but in this case they really didn’t have much choice but to push through the snow together!

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  9. So glad you made it through the storm without any outages! That is a LOT of snow! Pure heaven! 😉 It looks so pretty!
    (I have to say, it’s pretty light out when you walk into the kitchen first thing in the morning….when I walk into my kitchen in the morning it’s still pitch dark outside! 😉 )

    Comment by TheDailyClick — February 10, 2013 @ 5:41 am | Reply

    • Yes with no outages it is pretty. But this morning it is damn cold!! I can’t see the temp on my thermometer because of the snow, but my iPod says it is -7! It is only that light out when I first hit the kitchen because it is the weekend. When I’m getting up for work, believe me, it is pitch black. Although now that it is February, here in Massachusetts the sun is starting to get up before 7:00, so at least it is light out now when I drive to work.
      Thanks Michaela.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  10. I am glad that your winter snow experience was not too rough .. and, you get some beautiful with scenery. How long do you think the snow will last .. will it melt quickly? Being from Minnesota, the sights out your window look normal to me .. but, I realize that it is not for you or others in that area of the country and you are not as prepared to deal with it as Minnesotans have to be. It did not make the national news, but we had a foot of snow last week with a snow day, 6 inches on wednesday … and a large winter storm/blizzard has just begun this morning … another 12 + inches of snow by tonight. We pride ourselves on not letting this bother us too much …. however, over 2 feet in 2 weeks on top of all the snow we had … is too much.
    Hope you can get out and enjoy the white stuff! 😉

    Comment by bearyweather — February 10, 2013 @ 9:45 am | Reply

    • You know, it’s funny Bearyweather: when I was a kid, I expected to see snow like this all winter. It snowed regularly and piled up. Now, we seem to get smaller amounts that melt fairly quickly. The temps over the next 5-6 days are supposed to be above freezing, so we should a good amount of melting. I guess they made a big deal about our snow because of the harsh wind that came with it; hurricane force in some areas, and it hit heavily populated parts of the northeast. As a lifelong New Englander, I kind of shrug off the snow for the most part. It is only when the power goes out that it is a concern.
      I agree over 2 feet on top of what you’ve already got is definitely too much! I’m ready for spring now!

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

  11. Thanking the almighty! Nice to hear that the storm just subsided without causing damage. We have heard enough, previous times. Well, I appreciate your photography. Such thick snow, and how eager the dogs are. Perhaps, they too wanted to see no damage. I love the heavy snow, I am not sure whether it can be dangerous but it seems fun. I love the way the dogs jumped, one day I will too .. Hope the weather conditions improve & it may be more pleasant! I appreciate that you say you all are safe & cozy & warm, in spite of all the heavy snow and extreme winter.

    Comment by sonali — February 10, 2013 @ 11:01 am | Reply

    • Thanks Sonali. The snow itself wasn’t really dangerous this time around. It can be when it is heavy enough to knock down tree limbs and powerlines, but it was quite light and fluffy this time. Other parts of the state were not so lucky. Today the sky is a bright beautiful blue and the roads are plowed and life returns to normal.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 3:07 pm | Reply

  12. Quelles images impressionnantes ! Très heureuse que toi et les tiens soyiez à l’abri et sans dommages. J’aime beaucoup la première photo : tes deux chiens en tête à tête, curieux et un peu inquiets de ce nouveau paysage 😉 prends bien soin de toi, Karen.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — February 10, 2013 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

    • Merci, Isa. J’aime, aussi, cette photo de mes chiens. Tu as descrit les circonstances tres bien!

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  13. Beautiful – but. . .

    Comment by Carol — February 10, 2013 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

    • Ah yes, the dot, dot, dot! It can be quite lovely, but enough already! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  14. Glad you are safe, Karma. Many of us around the world were worried about you in the path of that storm. Did you ever figure out how much snow you had? The pictures are very beautiful. Smiling at the dogs’ reluctance to go outside in snow that deep. (Our daughter had 10 inches in NYC.)

    Comment by Kathy — February 10, 2013 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. I never did hear exactly how much fell around here but it is somewhere in the ballpark of 2 feet. Normally my dogs just love running around in the snow but this time out it seems to take just a little too much effort for them!

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  15. Glad you’re all safe and sound and hopefully warm too. We got something over a foot but it will be gone soon. Sure was pretty! and it coming during the night worked out so the commute wasn’t TOO bad. Not great but not too bad. I am hoping this is our last big storm of the season. I guess I can hope.

    Comment by dawnkinster — February 10, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

    • That would be nice, Dawn! I’d like to think spring is around the corner.

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2013 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  16. You seemed to have weathered the storm better than your sister. Hate it when stuff breaks right when you need it.

    Looks like your dogs got a workout. We only got about 8 inches and some of it was wet and heavy. Lots of snow clinging to the trees early Sunday morning until the Sun melted it.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — February 11, 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

    • The storm was little more than a day off from work, sitting at home, taking it easy for me. I’m quite thankful that’s how it turned out.

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2013 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  17. So much snow! In Finland we have snow every winter and after two snowy winters, this winter we have a normal winter. Great photos, so lovely.

    Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2013 @ 1:46 am | Reply

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