It has not been the apocalypse. Not “Snowmageddon.” Nonetheless, as I write this, we are approaching three feet of accumulated snow. It’s not over, either. Depending on who you are following, we’ve got quite a few hours more of storm to navigate. More snow on Friday and maybe more on Monday. An awful lot of white stuff.


So let’s do good news first.

Snow is crystallized water. When it melts, it usually does it slowly enough to be absorbed by the aquifer. Snow is better for the water supply than heavy rains.

This snow, though huge, came late. We got through most of January without any significant snowfall. In one more month, it will be the end of February and three weeks after that, the vernal equinox. In other words, spring. Winter arrived with a bang, but it will be a brief season. Not like the years when it starts snowing in November and we don’t see the ground again until April. No matter how much snow we get between now and whenever, they can’t take away the extra weeks we got where the ground was clear and the landscape was not a frozen wasteland.


The unfortunate part is self-evident.

A lot of snow means a lot of snow-removal. We hope we can find someone to plow us out. Eventually, I’m sure we will, but we are poor, so we are not high on the rankings of places to plow first. The guys with plows will dig out people with fatter checkbooks before they get to us. I could complain about that, but I also understand the economics which apply. Some of these guys depend on the money they earn in the winter to keep them through warmer months, so they hustle while there’s business.


Someone will help us. I just don’t know when. Meanwhile, it’s beautiful. A bit arctic. The snow is deep. This is the most snow I’ve ever seen from a single storm. It may be a record for the region. Still, there’s no arguing with how pretty it is.

Categories: Blackstone Valley, Nature, New England, Photography, snow, Winter

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38 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing such an amazing image:-)


  2. Absolutely beautiful photos.
    I am sorry but I am envious. I enjoy staying home for week, nothing out in the world that can’t wait.
    I’m so sick of grey to sun, coldest is 40 degrees to about 85 degrees at the warmest, only about 15 days of rain and that is generous.
    We stay mostly green because of the coastal air
    but it never changes.
    Never Ever Changes!
    Not ever.


    • I missed seasons when I didn’t have them … but I could also do without three feet of snow. Do you have ANY idea how much tonnage that is, just sheer massive volume? The snow plow got STUCK. That is a great deal of anything, and this wasn’t light, fluffy snow. I favor the 2 to 3 inch snows that make the world pretty, but melt away with causing any serious inconvenience.


      • Ahh, I do understand.
        It is bad for you and many others.
        I didn’t understand until recently that I “have to” move to where there are seasons. Maybe a long vacation to the snow, something.
        I understand that much snow makes life difficult .


  3. Your photos are beautiful. I think the most snow I saw in Denver was slightly over three feet. You are going to beat that for sure.


  4. The pictures are lovely, Marilyn. The sun is out here today. It’s coming to an end.


  5. If we got that much snow some people would resort to Donner Party type tactics.

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  6. Sending you warm thoughts and that this isn’t too difficult to get through once it stops, I mean physical shoveling etc. ❤


  7. Love the photo taken through the window. That’s the best way to view 3 feet of new-fallen snow – while you’re tucked warm and comfy inside. But boy, would Puppy Cody love to go out and put footprints all over that yard!


  8. Those are great photos.Thanks. .


  9. Good for the water table! 🙂


  10. Thank you for the pictures and update! Glad you are safe! We used to say it was good to know the snow plow guy! Robyn

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  11. Worcester made the Nightly News with Brian Williams tonight. The reporter said the accumulation was up to 31″ so far, and it was still snowing. He said it was a record-breaking snow for Worcester. I’m so glad I’m not there.


    • I think it topped out at 33″. That’s what we’ve got. It’s the most snow I’ve ever seen from one storm. Too deep to even walk. I wish I weren’t here either. Garry is just glad he isn’t out there with a microphone telling people there is a lot of snow and it’s cold.

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