Wednesday, March 30, 2022

January Snowstorms

 I'm happy to report that we were the recipients of a couple of good snowstorms in January. There was a particularly newsworthy one at the end of the month that turned out to be a classic New England blizzard with lots of snowfall. It happened on a Saturday and church was cancelled the next day--when I was supposed to give a talk! So I had a two-week reprieve from doing that. I would have been happy to just get it done that day, but I was even happier to enjoy a cozy snow day inside!

The first storm of 2022 happened on Friday, January 7th. The Snow Day Calculator was correct in its prediction! There was no school that day. We were all happy about that, even though the holiday break had just been the week before!

"Please let me in!"

Snow-dusted doggy

The really big storm of this whole winter season happened on Saturday, January 30th. The notifications for that one started popping up a couple days before it happened. I enjoy the anticipation and buildup to a big storm, especially when it turns out to be legit!

On Friday morning, my town was right between the red and pink ranges. 

I like before and afters, so here's the front lawn BEFORE the storm (obviously 😁).

And the backyard

By the time of Friday evening's forecast, my town was solidly in the red region for the blizzard warning. My heart danced with joy. 😄 Bring it!!

The storm got a little blurb in The Wall Street Journal, and it hadn't even happened yet!

Storm day on Saturday! This was in the morning when it was gearing up.

My Spanish page-a-day calendar called it! It apparently has magical prognosticating abilities.

In celebration of the storm I made this box of brownies that I'd meant to make in December.  

They turned out well even though I accidentally used too much butter! (Some people would say there's no such thing!) 

I used to watch Harvey Leonard back in high school! I like him and I'm glad he hasn't retired yet.

Saturday afternoon

It was still snowing in the evening and at night! It was a light snow by Saturday night, but it was still coming down. I bundled up and shoveled a path down to the yard for Violet. I know, I'm so nice. 
Look at all that snow! I think we got around 18 inches.

On Sunday morning the storm was over, but its aftermath definitely remained! It was a beautiful winter wonderland out there.
Here are the afters!

Winter storms, or "Nor'eastahs"  as we like to call them here in New England, have always made my heart happy--especially when I don't have to drive in them or plow or shovel out. January didn't disappoint!