Set 6 of My All Time Favorite Snow Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Hawks get very hungry in the winter


Is New Hampshire's Climate Warming?
The graphic below seems to suggest that it's probably warming,
especially in terms of the deep-down nights of -25F or further below zero
However, among those increasing red years are some blue years below the line
I've not verified that this is a looming blue year below the line, but with so many
nights in the -15F to 15F this winter season I would say that the year will be a blue year
I can't recall any thaw days since early in January this year

In terms of snow depth the snow is deeper than last year to date but not deep relative to other years in
which I lived in these mountains. We now have only 3-4 feet on the ground with some
higher drifts. The snow that accumulated in the past few weeks has not melted.
Now over on the coast and south in Massachusetts there has been much more snow (6-7 feet)
and really lousy traffic conditions with wind, heavy snow, and black ice.
Last year our heaviest snow falls in the White Mountains came in March and April
We could easily get over 6-7 feet before these small daily snowfalls finally end.

Wild photos of what's becoming Boston's harshest winter ever ---

This is not New Hampshire's Harshest Winter (at least not yet)
Highest Annual Snowfall Slide Show for Selected Parts of NH
For nearby Franconia down the hill it was 160 inches in an unspecified year
Up on the hill we usually get a bit more than Franconia and certainly a lot more wind drifts


Speaking of traffic problems in the snow, the two NH pictures below were taken this year.
They should've taken the bus or stayed at home


In 2004 I remember going for a haircut when it was -33F below zero
And the snow at about 4-5 feet on the level in our yard lasted until April 2004
I could not get back to my barn without snow shoes or skis
Two days ago I was blowing snow with my tractor when I took out the mailbox below --- Grrrr!

This is the snow thrower chute behind my reliable diesel tractor
It helps that I have a barn for my tractor
So that it starts easily when it is below zero


Here are some pictures from this year and last year that I don't think I've shown before
The first shot is taken looking west toward Vermont from our bedroom

There used to be two birch trees in our driveway, but a few years ago heavy ice took down one of them

This is the view to the east from our living room with the mountains covered in clouds
Our wild rose hedge in the front is shivering in the snow

This is an American Cranberry Bush in the snow

If you look closely you can see the little white snowmen on my fence

The wild turnkeys don't care much for our cranberries until there's not much else to eat


This is our wild cherry tree in the late summer

This is the cherry tree in winter when most sensible retirees have ventured into Florida

This is actually the concealment of our buried propane tank

This is a path I keep clear to our back deck
This picture was taken a few years ago
It's not quite this deep this year

This was in 2010 when our Subaru was new


Across from our front lawn is a lookout that's obviously used more in the summer than winter

Snow-Covered Mt. Washington at sunset
Since the winds are so great on this mountain the snow won't stick without being mixed in ice



"Sharing Those Woods, Dark and Deep"
by H. William Rice
Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review, March 18, 2013

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.


Other Snow Favorites

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The Fascinating Science of Snow ---

Great Snow Picture Slide Show ---

A Train Ride for You --- Ride.swf

My Theme Song for Life Slide Show ---


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