Friday, December 30, 2016


My wife practices Wicca – I call her a witch.  

She always tells me to be careful what you wish for; because wishes are open ended and you never know what will come along with your desired.

Yesterday I was looking forward to the forecast blizzard.  I love a snow storm and the new white snow that seems to cleanse the earth. 

It snowed all day yesterday and last night was a whiteout.  This morning when I got up and looked out the window… I couldn’t find our car.

We had received well over two feet of snow.   

The snow was so deep it was higher than the intake mouth of my snow blower.    I had to break the snow up with a snow shovel before trying to move it with the snow blower.  In other words, I had to shovel the drive (about forty yards) before I could snow blow the driveway.  

I started at seven-thirty and finished around ten-thirty.  Three hours and my 70+ year old ass was dragging.  I still have the roofs to rake and I am going to have to break trail to my wood shed with snowshoes – but that will have to keep till tomorrow.

The snow, coming off the roof, is up to the base of our windows, and this is just December; with January and February yet to go.
But it is beautiful
And it is winter in Maine
And I love it.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. You got an old fashioned snow storm! Lovely if you don't have to go out in it. My father said the same thing (be careful what you wish for). He also used to tell me, "You're thoughts have wings". Scared the hell out of me as a child. I get it now, though. -Jenn

  2. Oh I am so jealous that you have snow.

  3. Wow! Now THAT'S snow! I had to drive through an Alberta Clipper snow storm yesterday in Manitoba to get to the airport to come home. It's been quite awhile since I've been out on the highway during such wintry conditions.

  4. sigh* I will wish for some snow..not as much as that..but it's 74 out and not very winterish at all..

  5. As a kid on the farm, I loved snow storms. The cattle would be all snug and warm bedded down in the trees out of the wind. We would have new drifts to play in. Sometimes we would have unexpected company when cars could not make it through the cuts half mile east and west of our place.
    Enjoy your snow. Send some this way if you have too much


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