Would you like ice with that?

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Winter in Maine used to look like this:

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Oh, the good old days when it got cold and stayed that way until spring. Yes, back in the dark ages before our climate developed whiplash – it snowed, stayed cold enough for the snow to stick and then it snowed some more.

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Making for some fabulously shaped mounds of white stuff. But these days? We have a small storm, maybe an inch or two… then the temperature warms to the high 30’s or 40’s during the day and everything melts.

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And when the temperature swings back down?

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Ice.

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Everywhere.

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On every thing.

And while that does result in some rather stellar icicles…

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It also makes walking on our skating rink of a driveway seriously treacherous.

Keep your warm weather down south and out west!

It’s winter in Maine The only melting ice I want is in my cocktail.

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23 thoughts on “Would you like ice with that?”

  1. And yet, while our summers and autumns in Northern Canada are warmer and drier than they ever were, our winters are actually getting colder and snowier, looking at the past 10 years. Climate change works both ways, lol.
    But all those beautiful icicles. What a winter wonderland!

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    1. That’s exactly it… climate change. Higher temperatures, colder temperatures, more hurricanes, severe droughts. Global warming is a misnomer, it’s so much more.

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      1. Global warming, I think, actually refers to the temperature of ocean water. Scientists know that. But the rest of us, we see howit affects our local weather patterns.
        And it does, affect our local weather patterns. I fon’t live in British Columbia anymore,but when I did the temperature never hit 150C, ever. This year it did. I think over 900 people died of heat stroke. That is NOT NORMAL.

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  2. From my book of quotations: “The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.” — Joseph Wood Krutch
    So, apparently January is just a preview of coming Maine attractions.

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  3. What the hell? So at Christmas we had a warm, devils crotch 74 degrees. Which sucked monkey balls because one expects Christmas to be cold, then this last week we’ve gotten down to (a warm Maine temp of) 26 degrees with 35 mile an hour winds which make it feel like 16 degrees. We will probably get snow in February 🙄….and not much of it either. Lucky for us it’s cold but no ice because it hasn’t snowed or rained.

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