Northern Maine. The land where it snows for seven months of the year. Harsh weather, strong winds, and even stronger people. I have found Mainers to be loving, fiercely protective of each other, accepting and encouraging, caring and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to live. But this whole snow thing does get a little out of control. Hahahaha!
I shot this photo six days ago on Monday. We were on our way home from supper and this little country church makes some super photographs! Snowed like crazy that day. That’s the road right down the middle of this picture. Our house isn’t far from here, down on the right.
Shot this one out the upstairs loft window Wednesday. It has been my snow gauge for the season. I have various photos of that plow truck, trailer and tractor being buried under snow. To the point that I didn’t remember there was a trailer between the truck and tractor. Hahahahaha! Hey! Look what I found! Hahahaha!
We had some warmer temperatures that day. In the upper 30s, lower 40s. This shot was at sunset, over the field next to our house. That is snow. Not a beach, not ocean waves, not sand. Snow. And Drew’s Mountain.
Pulling into our driveway. Dragon alert! And if you know what to look for you can also see Prince Charming. No. I am not crazy. Hahahahahahahaha!
And the driveway from the porch – still Wednesday. Those snow piles alongside the driveway have dropped a couple feet in height, so the snow is going away. Even though it doesn’t look like it. Our basement has been flooded for a couple weeks already. And yes, we have a great pump down there.
This is right in front of where we park the car and truck. You know, the truck that isn’t buried in the back yard. That one. Hahahaha! During the spring and summer we pull the cars right up to those two posts you see at the left bottom of the photo. These last few photos were all on Wednesday.
Then we had a day in the 50s and yesterday it got into the lower 60s. Here is my favorite red barn, totally not looking red here. And I notice it looks like they might have had some roof damage over winter. They have had a lot of snow melt away. Lucky them.
Here is our driveway this morning – Sunday when I’m typing this. Supposed to be in the 50s again today so I expect more of this will melt.
The driveway from the porch. What a difference a week makes! Literally! We still have a ton of snow to melt and go away. And it will probably be several more weeks before we are totally clear of snow, but that’s ok as long as we can see improvement in that direction. I am ready for some green grass and for the Canadian geese to come back home. And then I’ll bombard you with a ton of pictures. Cause that’s what I do. <3 Have a great week!