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11/01/2013 — Leave a comment

It’s not often that I miss living out west (see also: the Rockies), since in general I am a coastal creature. But this time of year when my mountain state friends start to post pictures of heaps of snow or other more traditional winter-y scenes, I start to miss those Rockies a little:

Snow filigree

Buried in the Blizzard

Blizzard Tree



  • Atlas Snowshoes–with ~4′ of snow on the ground, these are almost a necessity
  • Keen boots–without a good pair of boots, snowshoes aren’t much use
  • Under Armour base layers–keep warm and dry no matter how wet you get in the snow
  • Design House Stockholm pleece–warm and snuggly
  • North Face WindWall–keeps the wind out and adds a layer of warmth to any good winter anorak
  • Aleve–after all that shoveling you’ll need it!
  • How about you dear readers? What do you depend on during harsh winters?

    mine, 2, 3, 4, 5,6

    With Snowpocalypse 3 (THREE?!) raging outside my window, I suppose now is as a good a time as any to share a few more pictures from Snowpocalypse 2:







    Pretty sure there's a car under there...


    Digging out after 2 shovelings Friday, Two


    Sitting inside my car, wall-o-snow




    My own personal Subaru ad


    06/02/2010 — Leave a comment

    Unless you live under a rock or more likely, are one of my readers from abroad you might not know that this weekend brought Baltimore an historic blizzard.

    So this afternoon once the snow had stopped, I helped my family dig out. My mum was kind enough to supply the following video of my father and I shoveling their massive drive:

    Ok, so my sense of humor is especially punchy today– we’re all a little batty from the miles of sparkling white everywhere…

    Nowhere fast

    19/12/2009 — Leave a comment

    Last night brought a snowstorm the likes of which the City has not seen in years… in ’96 I spent a week snowed in during the big storm… today does not look much different, except the snow keeps coming so much faster

    I live close to a state highway, here it is this afternoon– so empty you could sit down and have a picnic

    The USPS lived up to their promise of “neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night” today, yay mail!