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North winds bwow…

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This is what it’s like here today. Cartoon opera angst. 

(Here, go watch the whole bit, it’s worth it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHivHuPFBqA)

I’m ready for a new view. I miss seeing green… If only actual spring would catch up with calendar spring.

I’m ready for a new view. I miss seeing green… If only actual spring would catch up with calendar spring.

Maybe if I mess with the photo enough I can forget the fact that we are getting another half foot or more of this crap.

Maybe if I mess with the photo enough I can forget the fact that we are getting another half foot or more of this crap.

A foot of snow & 2 snow days later… Time to dig out.

A foot of snow & 2 snow days later… Time to dig out.

It’s going to be a good day for a snow shoe. Still rather monochromatic out there but even prettier than last night.

It’s going to be a good day for a snow shoe. Still rather monochromatic out there but even prettier than last night.

Oh look, it’s snowing again. Wish it stayed pretty like this (and the blue of dusk is nice too).

Oh look, it’s snowing again. Wish it stayed pretty like this (and the blue of dusk is nice too).

Jan 2

Here, have some snow. It’s a gift from me to you. We’ve got 3 new inches so far and several more to come before the day is over. This is just another typical winter day in New Hampshire.

Jan 1

Happy New Year from the frigid Northeast. Thanks again to those who follow and those who enjoy my pictures. I know there must be some overlap in there somewhere. ;) Thanks to people who have bought my photography—you have made me happy and given my confidence a hell of a boost. I always look forward to a new day and its possibilities. Today is no different. Here’s to our health and all the opportunities that await us in the new year. 

New snow sticking to the trees at sunrise.

New snow sticking to the trees at sunrise.

The mighty snow demon right before I smote him with my trusty shovel “Snow Blazer.”

The mighty snow demon right before I smote him with my trusty shovel “Snow Blazer.”

Apr 4
In honor of National Poetry Month, a little poem from my back yard…
A Different Seasonby The View Out Back (aka mcafowler)
Like a new lover you came to meShining and beautiful.At first I was dazzled and awedand there were days when I welcomed you,the enforced quiet you brought.Sadly, you didn’t know when to stop. Your beauty became thin to my eyesI ached from coldness, glimpsed dullness beneath your white armor.It overwhelmed me and I wished you gonebefore your frigid lies were the last words I knew.
Like an ex-lover you leave behind reminders—reluctant piles of dirty snow in shade,unwelcome gusts of biting wind across my skin,a flurry or two in my hairmaking you so difficult to forget.But the sun is out todaylonger than it was yesterdaymelting what is left of your influence.I stand tall,naked,strong,waiting. A tingle along my limbs assuring meI’m alive.

In honor of National Poetry Month, a little poem from my back yard…

A Different Season
by The View Out Back (aka mcafowler)

Like a new lover you came to me
Shining and beautiful.
At first I was dazzled and awed
and there were days when I welcomed you,
the enforced quiet you brought.
Sadly, you didn’t know when to stop. 
Your beauty became thin to my eyes
I ached from coldness, glimpsed dullness beneath your white armor.
It overwhelmed me and I wished you gone
before your frigid lies were the last words I knew.

Like an ex-lover you leave behind reminders—
reluctant piles of dirty snow in shade,
unwelcome gusts of biting wind across my skin,
a flurry or two in my hair
making you so difficult to forget.
But the sun is out today
longer than it was yesterday
melting what is left of your influence.
I stand tall,
naked,
strong,
waiting. 
A tingle along my limbs assuring me
I’m alive.

Yesterday’s sunrise was way better than today’s. See?

Yesterday’s sunrise was way better than today’s. See?

The path of least resistance…

The path of least resistance…

Heavy, wet snow.

Heavy, wet snow.

Feb 9
Here’s Nemo at the start & at the end…which was about 2+ feet later. The first photo was taken at early morning on Friday, and the second late afternoon Saturday.

Here’s Nemo at the start & at the end…which was about 2+ feet later. The first photo was taken at early morning on Friday, and the second late afternoon Saturday.