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Winter #15

By handlerstudio  
There comes a time in every winter when it becomes clear (though surprises do once in a while happen...those heavy and wet March snowstorms that break tree branches and knock out electric service) that winter is winding down and there are not going to be any more snowstorms...I think my absolute favorite time of year, or favorite time of seasons, are big snowstorms....ideally, blizzards...when everything stops because you have no choice. A rabbi friend of mine calls blizzards "nature's shabbat", or sabbath. I think it is an apt metaphor. To watch the snow coming down, and down, and down. And knowing that with climate change, those events become more and more rare, particularly in our temperate latitudes. The memories of childhood of digging tunnels in the snow, of building snow caves (and the quiet inside)....Of course, our bodies were smaller...but we do not get those kinds of winters anymore.

It was 70 plus degrees here today.

When i was in college in Maine, the winter of 1968-69 (so my age showing) was then...and still...legendary in New England history....Joline and Glenn may remember it....in Lewiston where I was, we had 200" of snow, Sugarloaf where I skied, 400", Mt. Washington, the tallest mountain in the NE, 500". Our last storm started late on a Monday morning and ended early on the following Thursday morning...accumulating...without drifts 36" where we were....That is the standard (unfairly) I compare all other winters tol.

So, these photos was our one real snow....about 4".

Visited Karen this afternoon before my regular Monday Men's Group meeting...good spirits, her blood counts dropping, nausea earlier, but that gone...making art, walking a bit...bored in her "cell". I try to visit every day.

And last but not least, my grateful thanks to Isabel for your UA...who unbeknownst to her, taught me about what "versions" are and mean in EPZ land.

Peter

Tags: Snow Winter Landscape and travel Streams and rivers Wissahickon Creek

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8 Mar 2022 5:19AM
Lovely set, Peter.

Mike
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2022 5:58AM
Delightful images Peter, some of your best this week...
Thank you for your kind words, Isabel GrinGrin
8 Mar 2022 6:12AM
All nice shots Peter

v1 (just) for me today

You are so right ... even here in London ... as a child I remember having to stay at home from school as the snow was so deep outside

Not that I minded of course!

Nowadays we hardly see snow here at all

Colin Smile



Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
8 Mar 2022 8:53AM
I miss the snow in London as I mentioned before. Probably why I have a soft spot for ‘snow scenes’.
8 Mar 2022 9:18AM
Nice set Peter
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
8 Mar 2022 9:33AM
fine mono
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
8 Mar 2022 10:11AM
Nice winter scene!

Arne
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2022 5:11PM
A sight we've not seen in many a moon Peter. The snows in 1946 where taller than me.
Peter
8 Mar 2022 5:58PM

Quote:A sight we've not seen in many a moon Peter. The snows in 1946 where taller than me.
Peter



But then, i suspect you were not very tall then.....

Peter
8 Mar 2022 8:21PM
Great set Peter.

Karen
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
8 Mar 2022 8:46PM
Wonderful winter images Peter
Ian
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
8 Mar 2022 9:15PM
Very nice work Peter!
10 Mar 2022 4:10AM
Biggest storm I remember happened in 1966 in Winnipeg where I grew up … drifts so high we could climb on the roof of our house and toboggan down .No school for a
week was always the best part of record breaking snowfalls.

Stellar composition of repeating light and dark forms framed by that inky water .. I like each version
Best regards
Walt

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