Thursday, February 5, 2015

Locked and Snow Loaded

Winter has upstate New York locked in.  It could be worse, though.  I could have lived in Boston, with the giant mounds of snow on their narrow streets.

February is the most predictable month of winter for us.  We can have mild weather intervals in January.  In March, we can also.  But one thing you can depend on - February will be harsh.
In the country, a deer (taken by my guest photographer).  All you can see is the head, just to the ight of center of the photo.   I love the shadows in the snow.  Looks like ripples, doesn't it?
This is what five degrees above zero F looks like.

In the city, trees in front of an abandoned BAE Industries building near Johnson City, New York glisten with snow in the minutes before sunrise today. This building was abandoned after a flood in 2011 and is scheduled for demolition later this year. (We'll see about that).  But today, it looks beautiful.
In downtown Binghamton, the county courthouse still has decorations up from the holiday season.
And, a snow loaded tree, also near the county courthouse.

If the weather forecasts are correct, we may get up to 24 more inches (nearly 61 cm) of snow by Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the temperature is supposed to drop through the day, bottoming out at about -7 F (-21.6 C).

Spring, please come soon!

16 comments:

  1. I love all of the seasons, they each bring about their own beauty. It is -13 degrees but the ice on the trees looks amazing. Winter is truly a beautiful season.

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    1. I took a couple of pictures of the sunrise today: -5, and was it beautiful. I love all of the seasons, but maybe I would treasure winter more if it was shorter. A LOT shorter.

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  2. We also got snowed in here in Iowa. Took 2 days for the snow plows to even catch up!

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    1. The person who invents perfect snow removal will be a billionaire. If only!

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    1. Staying warm. That is its own story.

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  4. Uff! It must be really chilling there! Seeing your blog snaps, I can feel the chillness here in India.

    :)

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    1. Send warmth! It was -20.5 C when I woke up this morning.

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  5. I just commented but here goes again.
    I'm a California girl so haven't had the chance to be around the cold white stuff for very long. I think I've experienced 1 winter in Missouri my whole life. :)
    Thanks for sharing Winter with me - love seeing it.

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    1. I'm surprised (in a way) by how many of my readers want to see pictures of snow. Well, I can certainly oblige. It is pretty as long as you don't have to shovel or drive in it.

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  6. I miss the snow and the change of season. Living in the desert, we don't snow nor do we get a change of season, It is either hot or hotter.

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    1. I will admit I enjoy having four seasons. I used to live in Florida, where it was hot and hotter (although far from being in a desert). I just wish winter would be a lot shorter than it is where I live.

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  7. I've never experienced heavy snow like you describe. The picture of the dear up to its neck in snow is fantastic.
    I don't know how I'd cope. Guess I'd just stay home like always. The strange thing is -- why do pictures of snow look so wonderful, when the reality makes living so difficult for us?

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    1. I wish I could claim credit for the picture of the deer, but I can't. It was taken by a friend. I call her my "guest photographer" and she has a high quality camera. Many elderly find it hard to cope with heavy snowfall - my mother in law has to hire out her snow removal.

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  8. I so enjoy your photos and your post - we also have our heavier snow season starting in Feb thru April - not much yet tho - :)

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    1. February is our worst month. By March, we can see the sidewalk. Usually.

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