The Narrows Pond Road on a Snowy Day

The nor’easter—couldn’t find the name of this storm—has arrived in central Maine. I just came in from shoveling the steps and taking pictures, and it seemed to me that the snow was much lighter than the snow from the last storm.

Turns out I was right, although as with so many things, this is a mixed blessing. Light snow is easier to shovel and is less likely to cause branches to fall on power lines. However, according to the Portland Press Herald, lighter snow “could cause even more treacherous travel conditions. A fluffier snow will blow around, limiting visibility and creating whiteout conditions when winds gusts.”

Given the choice, which of course I never am, I would go with the lighter snow. And stay home. (Easy for me to do as I work from home.)

In central Maine, the winds are not supposed to exceed thirty miles per hour, which makes me cautiously optimistic that we won’t lose our power. To be on the safe side, we had our big meal in the early afternoon. That way, clean up will be done in case we do have a power outage.

Other places on the Eastern Seaboard are not so lucky, and there are already about 150,000 homes without power in the Cape Cod region.

But here on the Narrows Pond Road, we are snug and warm. We still have our power, the snow is light and fluffy, and we don’t have to be anywhere.

Here are some snowy day pictures.

Our little home, tucked in the woods.

Our very snowy mailbox.

Finally, our snowy road. There was so little traffic that I felt safe standing in the road to get this picture.

The prediction is still for about a foot and a half of snow. Clif will be out with Little Green more than once before this is over.

And with any luck, I’ll be able to make an apple pie tomorrow because we all know what March 14 is, don’t we? Why, pie (or pi) day of course!

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47 thoughts on “The Narrows Pond Road on a Snowy Day”

  1. It is nice to be able to stay in and enjoy the beauty of the snow, lucky for us. I think this storm will be our greatest yet, so far at least a foot, with more coming. Multiple rounds of shoveling!

  2. Whenever you cook that apple pie, just send some slices down to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Smile). This is Ruth, who works with your daughter Shannon at the university.

  3. 8″ in first three hours here in Downeast Maine. SO beautiful…once you’re home all warm and snuggy. 😉 XOXOXO

    1. Wowsah! That snow was falling fast and hard. Very beautiful, but as you noted, only if you’re home warm and snuggy.

      1. Yes, we’re both on the same path with whatever weather blows up the East Coast. Good times!

  4. You, too! Sure hope you don’t lose yours, either. We just had a blip out, but luckily it was only for a few seconds.

    1. Even though we are used to snow and know how to handle it, we are getting a teensy, weensy bit impatient for spring. 😉 And, more snow predicted for next week.

      1. My husband is the weather man in the family and when he told me a fourth was coming I gave him quite the look. We don’t get hit like you do, but I am done with it nonetheless.

  5. Your house looks like a picture postcard one in the snow… How do you get your mail in this weather … Are there still deliveries? Pie day sounds perfect!

    1. Many thanks! Yes, there are still deliveries. The picture of our mailbox is a little misleading. There is plenty of room for the mail carrier to pull his vehicle close enough to the mailbox and pop in the mail. But the mailboxes do need to be dug out with each storm, and our kind neighbor, who has a big truck with a plow, does this.

  6. The apple pie sounds wonderful and I’m glad to hear you’ve made it so far through another big storm with power.🙂 I grumble about a little snow and am always amazed when you write that a foot of snow is a good storm for Maine. Lovely photos and stay safe in what is hopefully the last big storm of the season.🙂

    1. Many thanks! A foot of snow is not unusual for Maine. However, three nor’easters in March, with a fourth predicted for next week, are very unusual if not unheard of. We have a new normal now, where the unusual is to be expected.

    1. The snow is lovely. We’re a little fed up, but not as much as some of our friends are. My bad time comes with muck and mud and grit all over the house.

  7. I keep telling myself that the shoveling is building my arm.and leg muscles. We shoveled and blew twice today. The second time the snow was a mixture of snow and freezing rain. Miserable to shovel and no place to put it. Hope some melts before next week’s nor’easter.

    1. No fun at all! But as we live on a country road, we are used to dealing with power outages and are always prepared. Luckily, for these storms, we didn’t have to fall back on our preparations.

    1. You got that right. Clif and I were bushed last night. The snow started out light and fluffy, but then it got so wet and heavy. Fortunately, we didn’t let it pile up—we went out three times to shovel and snow blow.

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