Saturday, February 9, 2013
Early morning after Nemo
A huge, slow-moving coastal storm developed into a nor'easter dropping well over two feet of snow in New England, and nearly a foot (11.4 inches to be exact) in Central Park, New York City. When it had ended, I measured about 8 inches of snow from the storm where I live around Sandy Hook Bay, downstream from New York. Another historic northeast storm had clobbered much of the region.
Early morning after Nemo and I was out clearing the snow away from my driveway. The snow was light and manageable, but a lot to haul away. The air was chilly in the 20s with a stiff north wind gusting up to 30 mph. Yet, the clouds were parting and blue sky was showing.
Overhead I heard birds calling. A small flock of Snow Geese were flying by making their way northwest. I had no idea where they had come from or where they were going, but I wondered if they were slowly heading up to the Arctic tundra with minds set on breeding soon. I wondered as moved pile after pile of white stuff around my driveway.