Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 10, 2017

Two weeks ago, it was summer here in the Blackstone Valley. No, really. Summer. Tee-shirts. Fishing. It was beautiful. It wasn’t a single day. It was a couple of weeks and even after the temperature dropped into the forties, it was still pretty nice out. We began to think that maybe winter really was over.

I am never sure winter is over in New England until the middle of April. I’ve lived here a long time. I’ve seen winter roar back so many times, early and late. So, when Marilyn woke me up this morning to ask me to move the car to the top of our long, sloping driveway, I was not happy. But I also wasn’t surprised.

Winter is back.

Not for the last time, either. Next week we’re expecting (probably) a much bigger storm. It is what it is, but it would be nice if it were something else. Mostly, warm.


  1. Just beautiful photos! 🙂

    I’m thinking that you guys can probably appreciate the beauty but by March are pretty much sick of Snow, even the ‘pretty’ stuff?

    Do you ever get winter vacations ‘Down South’?


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        1. Sadly, that isn’t the issue. You have to get there from here. Planes and all that. Big country. The long journeys are difficult and with whathisname on the throne, more difficult. We traveled a lot when younger. Now, not much.


          1. Tell me about it! My state could fit in 3.6 Texas’s – cheapest flight anywhere outside it is $300 return. I haven’t left my city in 15 years!

            Good job i love it here! 🙂

            And we don’t get snow!

            We DO get caterpillars!


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  2. Cincinnati weather is bizarre in its, shall we say, “flexible” seasons too. Our spring-like days haven’t stayed long, but the college kids took midriff baring advantage of every single one before freezing rain or snow forced them back into hoodies and coats. I’m typing with a tiny space heater under my desk, warming my fingers and toes – thinking that heading off to crawl under the covers might be a better way to warm my bones.

    Happy Birthday again, Marilyn. Don’t let the return of winter dampen your birthday mood.
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    1. I always think I have a spring birthday and discover, no I don’t. Mid March is WINTER. I mind less that it’s cold than that so many people I have loved are gone these days. That is sometimes difficult to manage. I think birthdays and other holidays are when you miss them the most.

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      1. For me as well – holidays always bring memories in which some of the players are forever missing. Bittersweet memories – and sometimes merely bitter.

        One of my brothers was born on March 21st – supposedly the first day of spring. Only since his move to Florida is he able to count on a warm birthday, however.


    1. They are promising something very ugly next week … but I’m hoping they are wrong. I was really geared to spring, and here we are, back in winter. Sigh. It’ll get better. It will. Just not right away, I guess.


  3. Think “The Magnificent Seven” the 1960 version.

    Yul Byrnner is winter. Eli Wallach is me.

    Eli: “You came back. A season like you. To a place like this. Why??”
    Yul: (wry smile)

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