The Changing Seasons: February 2017

Photographs by Garry and Marilyn Armstrong

We got a lot of snow this month, but not as much as we have had in earlier years. If this is as bad as it gets, I’m okay with it.

Yesterday, suddenly, the temperature went up. It didn’t go up a few degrees. It went from well below freezing to downright warm and cozy. But of course, we had a lot of snow on the ground, so the world went into the big drip. First, the long icicles hanging from the roof began to drip and about 24 hours later, they were gone.

Then, the roof began to drip. It was dripping so hard it looked like we were having our own personal rainstorm. This afternoon, with the temperature at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (about 7.25 Celsius), the dripping has stopped. Which probably means the roof is now clear and we didn’t even have to get someone to come and shovel it!

I’m hoping we are now heading towards spring. Not an early spring or even a late one. Just a normal, on time, regular kind of spring weather. Garry took most of the pictures this month, so all of these are from both of us.

Please go visit some of the other beautiful galleries for this month!

You will find them on THE CHANGING SEASON  – FEBRUARY 2017.



  1. I can’t say I hate not having to shovel snow or drive in it, but looking at snowy scenes from a distance is just fine. A lovely gallery this month Marilyn AND Garry, thanks for taking me around 🙂


  2. That’s weather for you. You never know what’s going to happen next….but I like what it’s doing now.
    Have a great day, Marilyn.


  3. Looks like if we ever get that missing snowstorm this winter, it’s going to have to wait until March. Our average high is in the lower-mid 40’s this time of the year. Our actual high temps since February 6th — 54, 64, 67, 40, 31, 70, 74, 57, 50, 59, 49, 71, 75, 63, 72, and 79(!) yesterday! It’s supposed to remain the the 70’s through Friday. I really do not want to have to go out and mow the lawn in friggin’ February!!!

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    • Wow. That really IS warm. We had a couple of days at nearly 50, but it’s back in the low 40s where I think it will stay until the middle of March when suddenly, it warms up. Usually. Except when it doesn’t.

      However, I remember when I was in my senior year of high school, both Christmas and New Years were in the mid 70s.

      Weather in the northeast can vary enormously … and does. We don’t get our own winds. We get Arctic winds, and winds from the midwest, and winds from the south. But something about our oceans on this side of the continent. All our winds come from somewhere else, so whatever you are getting there, we will eventually get HERE. More of less.


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    • We had just two big and two little storms. Not much. The “big” ones were less than a foot each and the little ones were maybe 5 inches? So as winter goes, this one was easy peasy. Not quite as warm here, but we’ll get there. The winds show up eventually.

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  5. Such beautiful pictures, Marilyn. Our snow is finally gone. However they are talking about flurries again tomorrow and Friday 😦 and here we thought it was over. Apparantly, not yet.


    • We may get some more too, but at least THIS batch has gone for now. We won’t have 3 feet on the roof either! I know we may get more snow. Garry has pointed it out and so have a couple of other people and I agree. Sure. It’s happened before. But for now, I’m really enjoying the relatively mild weather. It’s muddy and we’ve still got PILES of snow all over the place, but it’s not bitter cold — and it ISN’T snowing 😀 Yay us!

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  6. I don’t think I’m going to be able to join in this year but I will enjoy seeing yours each month. These are all great but I really lov the shots where you can see the snow coming down! Beautiful!

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    • I’m sorry you won’t be able to join. But I will always follow your pictures, wherever they show up.

      Catching the flakes seems to be a matter of size of the flakes — the big ones photograph easier — and a faster lens. A faster lens and big flakes? A winner!

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