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100619_142403_0.pngBreak for a Blizzard -

The blizzard "Juno" rages outside.  It seems that this is as much a media event as anything - as we have been watching escalating media coverage for two days. The media coverage is almost as fierce as the winds - stirring up drifts of people who run to the grocery and hardware stores to stock up for a two day stay at home.

Here in Lewiston, the storm did begin with wind, and lots of wind.  The wind chimes outside started clanging about midnight - and the clamor by 3AM was enough to wake anyone.  For a bit, it sounded as if a herd of Holsteins were marching across the back lawn.

The snow started about 5AM and most of it is blowing - someplace. Where does all that snow go - hopefully to a vacant snow lot.  Much of the day will be spent in repeated "shovelings" as I head out for at least two times to do the driveway. It's easier to go out twice than be manhandled by the snowblower, which ironically can do only about 20 inches of snow in the first place.   The weather folks call for a total of 24-28 inches of snow before all this is done later in the day.

We are nicely camped out for a bit, watching the TV and its endless coverage, watching the snow pile up, and listening to the furnace downstairs.  Even the cat sits by the window watching, and hopefully glad that he is not outside in the wind - he did not meow by the door today. Smart cat.

The attached pictures were taken the day after the blizzard while out on a walk.  After the blizzard and its attendant shoveling, the sky was blue and the temperatures above 20 - a nice



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