Tuesday, January 27, 2015
*Deering Oaks in an afternoon snow.
Here's your vocabulary lesson for the today.
Ya, we're being pounded.
Local weather reports have been using all of these words since yesterday to help prepare us for this snow.
However, this morning the estimates of snow accumulation have been reduced a bit. The Blizzard of 2013 brought us somewhere in the vicinity of 31.5 inches out here. Things won't be that DIRE today and tomorrow, but the driving wind is the KILLER.
Anyway, we're a hearty bunch up here in the Northeast.
But please pass the Thesaurus!
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Some places on the East Coast have had more than their share of snow this year so you shouldReplyDelete
count your blessings
thank your luck stars
that your area has been spared a blizzard!!
I've been hearing some of those words on the news reports all the way down here. Those news people really do make good use of the thesaurus, don't they? Your photo today is fantastic. I love that single person looking quite at home in the wintery scene.ReplyDelete
I'm sure there have been some panicky weather forecasters saying, "this might well turn into a Donner Party situation."ReplyDelete
Cue the stocked woodpile, pantry, and liquor cabinet.....ReplyDelete
Bit of a bummer. I was expecting much more from this storm!ReplyDelete
oh, they do like to add some flavor to the forecast, don't they? :)ReplyDelete
Well it wouldn't be nearly so newsworthy if it was just a bad storm.. newsreaders have to make their jobs more exciting somehow :)ReplyDelete
14 " so far...ReplyDelete
The media always likes to exaggerate. Looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
I liked the report I heard on the radio from NYC this morning: "We're all gonna die! But tomorrow the subway will run as usual." :-)ReplyDelete
If I were you, I'd ask to pass the stew, instead. (Out here, your coming storm was billed as "possibly the worst in recorded history." These days, the media thinks their primary job is to whip the world into a state of hysteria.)ReplyDelete
CNN was covering it like a hurricane with reporters everywhere. There was Anderson Cooper in NYC talking about SNOW when there was barely a flake visible in the air. Hysteria is the word! Stay warm.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha! Practically doomsday at the door...ReplyDelete
But I thrive
On warmth -
Where the sun
Is always free...
Where I can drive
Upon the sand
Into the sea
Blessed by a
Sunny golden glow
Never any snow!
Glad to read that it was not as hard as announced . I like your picture !ReplyDelete
Truly, snowmageddon! I had to check your blog today to make sure you survived the massive accumulations of snow on your roof, around your ears, up to your nose (at least). Ah, and you've not blown away. Next, of course, you must face massive flooding. How lucky we are that the weather guessers warn us! Otherwise, we'd surely perish.ReplyDelete
Yeah, but did you hear that new word of weather words? It's no longer a Nor'easter, but a "Bombagenesis"!!! The media is crazy with their hype...ReplyDelete
Is it possible that you actually drove to Deering Oaks TODAY??
I'm still trying to figure out when they starting naming these winter storms like they do with hurricanes!ReplyDelete
I watched the CBS Evening News tonight and they singled out Portland as getting a pretty big hit from this storm. But, you guys are hearty.ReplyDelete
You have been capturing some amazing images lately. Great eye Birdman.ReplyDelete
Love your vocabulary lesson. While it is a snowstorm, understand it isn't as serious as the weather people thought. From your photo, I would say it looks like a normal winter day in South Dakota. Fortunately this storm missed us. Hope you are able to dig out without any trouble. The rule of thumb is, "When blizzards hit, just stay home."ReplyDelete
I like the composition of this photo.ReplyDelete
On the other hand I am not very good at COLD days, so my message is KEEP WARM.