"It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service [writing the Constitution] had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the inspiration of Heaven."
– John Adams
Some more terrific photos. You're good with a camera. I'm so glad you didn't lose power. That's bad anytime, but especially in cold weather, as I know from bitter experience.
I'm glad we didn't lose power, too, since all I'd have to keep warm are sweaters and down comforters!And some cabernet sauvignon.
Ah, a nice cabernet sounds good whatever the power situation. :)Here's a link to a humorous post (or rant, if you will) that I did a few years ago in the depths of an extremely hard winter. I think you might get a kick out of it.
Ooops. Link does not work.
You must be feeling well to have found the energy and ambition to go out and take all these intriguing pictures, Ms Shaw. Good for you! I feel relieved. I am surprised to see in your pictures -- and a few from Providence -- that very little snow appears to have collected on trees and rooftops. Perhaps the high winds blew it all away as it drifted down? I've seen reports of wind velocity from Connecticut to Maine measured as high as 85 mph, yet the cityscape looks serene for all the immense piling of snow.A world without automobiles can be refreshing, as I know from past experience. The effect only lasts for a couple of days, however, then we begin to miss the relative ease and convenience of our mechanized existence.So glad you got well in time to enjoy the aftermath of the great storm!
Great shots! Love the unusual one at the end. There is a ton of energy and that is always good! Cheers.
OK, testing the theory things happen in threes, let me try this yet again.My humorous post from a few years ago (he wrote while gritting his teeth).Hmm. In the comment preview blogger.com is inserting "blogger.com" at the front of the URL. That's a new wrinkle. So, (he wrote, uttering low curses under his breath while tapping his foot and gritting his teeth) let's do it this way and see what can go wrong. Grrr.http:/ohpblog.ohpinion.com/?p=1525
SWA, is this what you want?
Great photos!Shaw, are you familiar with John Greenleaf Whittier's Snowbound? I couldn't pick a favorite excerpt therefrom, but perhaps you can.In a way, it's a pity that "civilization" isn't snowbound more often.
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Really like that deep shot down Hanover, Shaw.The storm's over, take a run to Mike's.
@AOW --- In a way, it's a pity that "civilization" isn't snowbound more often.---------We do find community in these times. A sense of community that we often lose sight of. Pity that.
FT, I've tried to get out each day, even if it's for a walk only to the corner of my street and back. Saturday morning was a great time to be out and to enjoy the neighborhood without the cars and trucks, and to chat with the folks walking on Hanover St.SWA, thanks for that link. I enjoyed the post very much.AOW, you brought back many memories by referring to that poem. I remember reading it and loving it when I was in junior high school. Yes, it is perfect for a snowbound weekend.Ducky, I've already been on a run to Mike's for some of those deliriously delicious pistachio macaroon cookies, and a tiramisu cake for a grandson's birthday celebration today!Believe it or not, there was a restaurant open on Hanover the night of the blizzard: Bricco's. And I understand it was packed!
Infidel753, I know what the URL should be, including encoded as a link. The second fail was my screw-up; I left the post number out. The third time, either Blogger.com or FireFox inserted "blogger.com" at the beginning of the link I created and I had no way to edit it out. I don't know what's going on with that.
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