Marcia Strykowski

New England Blizzard

Bliz blog 3People from around the world have asked how we’re doing with all the snow. They’ve also asked for pictures, as it can be hard to imagine this winter bliss from certain balmy locations. So, bundle up, hang onto your hats and welcome to New England! This photo shows how we walk through the early stages of a blizzard.

Later, we locate our vehicles.

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Then we drive home.

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We check out the window to see if there are any wildlife passing through our backyards.Bliz blog 8Next day, the kids head off for school.

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What can I say, we’re New Englanders and there’s lots of fun to be had in the snow, too!

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Bliz blog 7Stay cozy!

40 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I don’t know how you cope. We get 2″ in the UK and the entire place comes to a standstill. Keep warm.

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    • Thanks, Barbara. It snowed the year my son was at Oxford and yes, I remember it was a big deal!

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      • Nothing changes – 2″ of snow in 2016 and England will still come to a standstill. God bless it. 🙂

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  2. Art

    These are great pictures Marcia!

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    • I only took the last photo, but I figured the others gave a good tongue-in-cheek look at our conditions. Thank you for visiting!

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  3. Hi Marcia !

    Wow !!! What a lot of snow ! I have been thinking of you when I have heard the news on the TV. At Christmas 2010 we had such a quantity. I hope you have enjoyed it…because it is not very easy to drive. I do not like to drive on snowy roads.
    Hope all is OK for you and your family.
    Love
    Maryse

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    • Bonjour Maryse! I don’t like to drive in snow either, but the roads here are pretty good now. Hope all is good with you and yours, as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Wow! Glad to see that the kids enjoyed it. Thanks for making me smile, Marcia.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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  5. Bette Norton

    Thank you for lifting our burdens of coping with our heavily laden snow areas with humor! Your delightful pictures made me laugh and will help carry me through unto Spring! 🙂

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  6. Anonymous

    Love these pics Marcia!

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  7. Anonymous

    Thank you for the much needed chuckle! Love the photos but especially the captions.

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  8. Ashley

    What a laugh, you poor people! I can almost feel how cold all that snow must be!

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    • This morning it’s 8 degrees F and I’m heading out soon for a library staff meeting–brrr.

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  9. Vijaya

    I love these photos but so happy to be down in SC. Sending you warm wishes!

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  10. mirkabreen

    So unbelievable to see this as I’m about to go out and weed in the backyard, and it promises to be sixty-five degrees and sunny here in California. Your images look downright exotic!

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  11. I love this pictorial!

    Yvonne

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  12. Great post! Love those photos!!

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  13. I hear you – we’re looking about the same up here in Nova Scotia. I think we’ve had 8 snow days in our school district (so far). Stay cozy!

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    • Wow, that’s a lot of snow days. My great grandparents lived in Nova Scotia. Think spring and thanks for your comment!

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  14. My goodness, that’s a lot of snow. Good to see the kids enjoying the trudge to school (lol) and the building of a giant snow bunny. Stay warm and safe, Marcia!

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    • Thanks, Claudine! I have a feeling you are a LOT warmer in Singapore.

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  15. Great photos, combined with that unique New England sense of humor. May you live in interesting times.

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  16. This is hilarious!!! I should have done one about how Nashvillians handle snow. There’s the mass panic where everyone buys three weeks of groceries because snow is in the forecast. Then there’s the snow, where everyone sits on our community Facebook page and tells everyone, “Don’t leave the house!!! It’s not worth risking your life.” Then the ice and snow melt off the streets after one day maximum…and life goes on as usual. (I’ve figured out the best time to go to the grocery store is after that melt off, since everyone else is now well stocked in groceries!)

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    • How funny! Yes, a Nashville snow post would make a great contrast. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Catherine Johnson

    Cool pictures! I’d be scared up to my neck in snow.

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  18. Whoa Marcia– this post is astounding!! such amazing photos– and then that cutest snow bunny! New Englanders must all be hearty people!! So much fun to get to see life in another part of the country… great post Marcia.

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    • Thanks, Rhonda. My kids built the snow bunny years ago (with a little help from me), lots of fun. I guess we are rather hearty. Either that or we just put up with it!

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      • Maybe it’s like we learned to live with extreme heat all summer when we lived in southern Spain– pull down the shades and eat popsicles! Loved all that snow on both posts (and it’s been raining here so we can see snow up on the mountains!). Stay warm!!! xo

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