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Pax

13/02/2014 — Leave a comment

If you’re tuning in from America, or keep up on US current events, you’re probably aware of a massive winter storm bearing down on the east coast at the moment.

Pax Snow | AmandaMuses

Last night the storm blew into town, dumping close to a foot of snow in my neighborhood in about 12 hours. The snow drifts on my windows this morning were pretty impressive to say the least.

Pax Snow | AmandaMuses

This afternoon the storm switched to warm drizzling which helped pack down the snow a bit and then switched to freezing rain as the sun went down. Now the storm has switched back to heavy snow. Stay tuned, I guess…

Salt

06/01/2014 — Leave a comment

It’s turning out to be a cold winter for a change and while we’ve had some snow from a few storms, I’m still hoping for more. And in America, where there is snow, there is often salt.

A while ago I was driving through the mountains in a snow storm. Sometimes even crummy roads and worrisome weather can be beautiful.

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Sitting in my car this time of year sometimes feels like being in a conservatory.
Salt | AmandaMuses

Salt | AmandaMuses

Even though the books are long since published, and the movie(s) shot by two different directors in two different languages, I still can’t help but like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (aka Män Som Hatar Kvinnor) and the soundtrack produced for the American movie version directed by David Fincher.

There’s something about the album that just sounds like winter and captures the ominous tone of much of the story’s plot line(s).

This track especially makes me think of traveling through the snow. I listen to this album sometimes on long drives (or while working in the studio) especially if it’s snowing (like the video below)…

Winter

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

Blizzard

Thunder Snow

26/01/2011 — 1 Comment

Today has been a grab bag of strange weather with an evening of thunder snow, sleet and freezing rain.. it’s snowing like no one’s business at the moment…
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Even so, it’s lovely. Hope you’re staying warm wherever you are, dear readers…

Survival

  • 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?

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

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    Digging out after 2 shovelings Friday, Two

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    Sitting inside my car, wall-o-snow

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    Success

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    My own personal Subaru ad

    Shoveling

    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…

    Brain Candy

    06/02/2010 — Leave a comment

    Today finds Charm City buried once again, in a blanket of sparkling white. The effect is beautiful, bewildering and even a little inspiring though at some point after hours of shoveling, the snow will become less than charming. In the meantime, here is a piece of visually stunning eye/brain candy straight from Japan for you, dear readers, snowbound or otherwise:

    Doesn’t this just make your eyes smile and the snow a little more fun?

    Jul

    24/12/2009 — Leave a comment

    How are YOU celebrating the holidays, dear readers?

    Years ago, I found this coat. It is more of a piece of artwork than it is a wardrobe item:

    What keeps you warm this time of year, dear readers?

    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!

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    Believe…

    06/08/2009 — 1 Comment

    in an ocean of possibilities…

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    Images: me