Winter Wonderland?


ImageI don’t spend much time in Maine in the winter, but when I am there it’s not uncommon to see snow outside the window

Imageor ducks lazily floating by on thin ice that has formed along harbor’s edge.

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Sea Smoke on Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

From time to time, when very cold air meets warmer water temperatures, there is the magic of sea smoke.

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Rockport Harbor
S. Freeman

All of this is quite normal for a midcoast Maine winter.  What is not normal is what has happened the last couple of weeks when below zero temps and freezing winds caused Rockport Harbor to freeze.

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Rockport Harbor
S. Freeman

Only a few lobster boats remain in the water this time of year, and they were locked in ice that had to be broken up by Coast Guard cutters.

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Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

As if that were not enough, along came this weekend’s blizzard which dropped 24″ of new snow in the Rockport/Camden area.

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Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

Blinding snow, furious winds and snow drifts blocking windows and doors combined to keep folks inside most of the weekend.

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Our House
S. Freeman

We would have been right there with them as this photo shows that leaving the house might be a bit of a challenge.  Hmmm, I’m wondering how all this snow is going to clear.  I guess it will just have to melt away when the weather warms.

Tired ShovelerL. Crawford

Tired Shoveler
L. Crawford

One thing I’m betting is it won’t be this guy who lends a helping hand as it looks like his effort got the best of him!

Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you are safe and warm.

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35 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland?

  1. Oh my goodness! I was wondering how your place fared. It looks beautiful right now, but between now and the thaw, it could be a real mess! Thanks for sharing.

    • We haven’t heard that all is not well so I’m hoping. I don’t know though how anybody can get in the house to check without clearing some of the snow.

  2. Snow is so beautiful when it has just fallen. I left Vermont after the Blizzard of ’78, haven’t had a desire to move to anywhere that gets more than a few inches at a time…now my worries are tornadoes!

    • Bonnie, only the first two photos are mine taken when we were there over the holidays. The rest were sent to me by friends who live there and were kind enough to keep us posted on what was happening. People will be remembering this blizzard for some time to come.

  3. I can’t imagine getting that much snow! When (if!) it snows here it’s usually gone in two days time.
    I wish our rain would turn into snowflakes, I’d love to see one snow this winter :)

  4. Dear Ms Lulu
    I love living in Houston. But about this time of year I do miss the snow and looking out the window at a white wonderland. thank you so much for sharing your photos and I hope you will continue to do so. I love all of your postings. Thank you

  5. All really fun pics! I especially love the blizzard one with the boats, I think it would be a neat Christmas card. 5″ here in Philly and with today’s rain it’s mostly gone:@)

  6. I love these pictures – yours and those of your friends. I hope to see a Maine winter some day soon. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. A truly wonderful selection of photos. I just adore the boats in the harbour, especially the red one, but I’m sure the Fishermen didn’t enjoy the wait for the ice breaker!
    and my favourite has to be the sea mist – stunning!!

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