It was a monumental storm in D.C., in Philadelphia (23.5 inches - a 150 year high), and eastern Long Island. But just a 2" dusting here in Mid-Coast Maine where everyone from away thinks vast amounts fall.
The Back River is an arm of the Meduncook River which separates Cushing and Friendship. This shot was taken near high tide on Wednesday, December 16. Though snow had fallen, and there had been some cold days, there had been a thaw after the first cold snap, The ground was still wet and workable. Wednesday was a freezing day. Thursday it headed down to 5 F and the ground froze.
Shots of the Back River (the one above) were taken from our land. (Mostly through the living window.) Those from a height are mainly from east Salt Pond Road, Cushing. The slideshow is chronological from December 13 (when I got here) until December 31, god willing.
As you know I am rarely seen on the street without a hat. I wear caps at home. I just don't like that I am so bald. I like being the odd man fashion wise - wearing fedoras often. And I do think that men look good wearing hats. Look at these baseball fans in 1910 watching a baseball game from a roof across the street from Shibe Park (Connie Mack stadium), home of the Philadelphia Athletics (later of K.C. and Oakland).
The Times has posted a spectacular slideshow by Ragnar Axelsson of hunters in the east of Greenland who spend up to two months on the ice. It looks like Ansel Adams' Yosemite carved in ice. A wonderful place to visit if it weren't so...cold. Well maybe in the summer for the salmon run....if it weren't for the...mosquitoes.
One of my heroes - Rockwell Kent - was shipwrecked there and stayed, painting what Axelsson has photographed. His stay was warmed by... Salamina.