I’d say we got between a foot and a foot and a half with three foot drifts in places. Going out to do the driveway… Oh boy.
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Warren, Connecticut. During the deep freeze a week ago I went into our backyard to photograph the ice on our stream. This beautiful chunk was over a rock, standing on its own in the center of the stream. It was like an iceberg except it wasn’t floating, it was really just a rock that had [...]
I’ve been having problems with the fuel systems in both of my chainsaws and while I have them serviced regularly every now and then one of them needs its carburetor cleaned. Unfortunately both of my saws were in the shop when the big storm hit us so I borrowed a neighbor’s saw to do a [...]
We just got our power back, took a bit of the cable to come back but it is and our network is back up and running. Today we’ll clean the house, top to bottom, run wash, run the dishwasher and enjoy hot showers. Let me tell you, being without power for 5 days is a [...]
Warren, Connecticut. We still have no power and may not until Sunday and I’m posting this from a friend’s house in Goshen where they got power yesterday. Anne and I got our first shower since Saturday, it was heaven. We had a lot of damage at our place, the oak trees hadn’t lost their leaves [...]
I’m back at the Danbury Mall to charge up our electronics and be online for a bit. Today I brought a power strip and I’m sitting on the floor near enough to the Apple Store to get on their network which is fine and far enough away from the mall walkers so I’m not distracted [...]
My apologies for lack of posts or attention to this web site. The storm that hit the east coast killed our power and we may be without power for as much as a week more. It sucks. But, we have a wood stove and we’re warm. Many trees down at our place, a huge amount [...]
You know the storm is over when a hummingbird hovers in front of the living room window glaring that his feeder isn’t up yet. All bird feeders back up, our stream is down a foot already, the yard is littered with tree detritus but hey, the trees are still standing so a bit of cleanup [...]
The path of Irene’s eye will take it pretty close to our house. Looks like Torrington, Connecticut will be where the eye hits. Mt. Greylock near Pittsfield, Massachusetts where we were the other day will get hammered this afternoon. Town truck just went by with a snow plow on it, scraping up downed branches on [...]
Warren, Connecticut. Standing on the bridge I made out of telephone poles and 2x pre-Irene (yesterday). Stream running from recent rain but nothing big yet. This stream’s entire drainage is less than a mile before it joins another stream 1/4 mile down from this. This is 3/4 of a mile of watershed drainage. Standing on [...]
Our stream is almost overflowing. Not going out to shoot it, rain a bit too hard and the wind is picking up. The eye won’t be here until 2 pm EST (it’s now about 7 am). We should be clear of the storm this evening but if we have no power it may be a [...]
Warren, Connecticut. The snow is almost over but the wind continues to howl outside. These days people make a huge deal out of storms like the one that just hit the East Coast (the Weather Channel effect) but in fact, this storm has lived up to the hype: we have about 20″ of snow on [...]
Warren, Connecticut. I’ve been collecting these Tibetan prayer flags for many years now and our backyard is starting to look a bit like Everest base camp. Our cat, who died a year ago is buried right under them and hopefully the flags and her spirit will keep the rodent population down in the backyard while [...]
Today would have been our late cat Kitty’s twentieth birthday. We had to put her to sleep December 2nd, she almost made it to twenty. Happy birthday Kitty, hope you’re enjoying cat heaven.
Warren, Connecticut. Last month this young possum started coming to our bird feeder every day to dig around for seed. Very cute guy and I have a new found appreciation for how enjoyable possums are to watch. This guy was a real character. This was shot through a rather dirty double-paned kitchen window last month [...]
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Warren, Connecticut. Today was one of the roughest days of our lives. Anne and I had to put Kitty, a cat we’ve had just shy of twenty years to sleep. She’s been living with a worsening case of kidney disease for over a year and in the past month she started showing signs that it [...]
Warren, Connecticut. We’re feeling rather wiped out today from a big Thanksgiving dinner, guests, and the inevitable cleanup, and it’s gloomy out so out comes the tripod and macro lens for a different perspective on the world. This flower is not doing well but has some nice little blooms on it.
Warren, Connecticut. I decided to rent a Canon 1D Mark III for a week just to see what it’s like to shoot with a "serious" pro camera. I knew it was big but for crying out loud, the thing is BIG. However, in about ten minutes it feels great in one’s hands. Setting it up [...]
Warren, Connecticut. While Anne was at school giving SATs I peeled the rest of the fruit. Get some good driving house music on the iPod, sharpen the paring knife and dig in. Fruit peeled in no time (well, two hours). Anne came home and made up enough crust dough for eight pies (our guestimate, about [...]