Ice Storm Follow-Up: All Is Well

All the finger crossing must have worked because we did not lose our power. Oh, happy, happy day! However, in southern coastal Maine, where the storms always seem to hit hardest, around 20,000 people lost their power. As much as I love the ocean, I am beginning to think that in this time of climate change, it is best to live a little inland.

Anyway, here was the peaceful scene in our yard this morning when I got up.

Monsieur Crapaud was smiling his enigmatic smile. I bet he, too, is glad the storm wasn’t any worse. You can see that he is edged with a bit of ice, but he does not seem to be any worse for wear.

Finally, our wonderful neighbor across the street cleared the snow away from the front of our mailbox before embarking on his own driveway. He knows the limits of Little Green, our corded electric snow thrower. So nice, so nice!

49 thoughts on “Ice Storm Follow-Up: All Is Well”

  1. Glad to hear all is well, Laurie, and that you have a wonderful neighbor! Yes, it is better to be a bit inland to avoid weather. Here, a good bit of our western coast is also a tsunami zone.

  2. Good neighbor – such a gift! Glad you didn’t lose power. We were okay, too, but when the wind started whipping those encrusted tree branches, I was a bit worried! A wide area to the southwest of us didn’t fare so well, alas.
    Your toad reminds me of the Toad Queen – Does he peel eyes, too? πŸ˜‰

    1. Glad to read you were okay! Darn that ice. I hadn’t thought about Monsieur being able to peel eyes. Maybe I should start being very careful and respectful when I’m around that toad. πŸ˜‰

  3. Good neighbours are indeed a blessing. So glad all is well. We are forecast a storm for tomorrow – many warnings to stay clear of the coast – I do hope people heed the warning.

  4. Ice is so hard to deal with. We came home from DC to about 6 inches of snow in our driveway. There was a layer of ice in there too which made clearing it harder than usual. Then it snowed another inch overnight. I just cleared that up with a shovel. Hoping for sun today. I think we could all use a little relief. Glad you didn’t lose your power, and glad your neighbor cleared up that mailbox area! Good to have neighbors!

  5. Glad to hear you kept your power. We had a storm last night – very strong wind and lots of rain – and it hasn’t blown itself out yet. No serious damage and the power has stayed on but the phone is very crackly. I think your snow looks a lot nicer than my puddles!

  6. I’m so glad you haven’t lost power… I agree it seems better to live inland in this time of climate change. What a kind and lovely neighbour!

  7. Glad the power stayed on, and this will give you a good laugh. It snowed in SC yesterday where I was attending the gardening symposium. They thought it was pretty funny that the woman from NH was there and it was snowing. πŸ™‚

    1. This made me laugh, and when I told Clif about your comment, he laughed, too. Generally, most Mainers do not have such heavy equipment, but our neighbor works in construction and has a lot of his own machinery.

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