Tag Archives: snow

He doesn’t quite grasp the concept.

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I think we’ve established Lord Dudley Mountcatten is not your average rough and tumble feline. For a cat we rescued from a shelter… who had been found as a stray wandering the streets, he’s quickly adapted to the finer comforts life at Casa River provides. And while he loves to go outside in fair weather? The winter walkies are proving troublesome.

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There are shoveled paths all around the house, garage and barn but this furry numbskull plows through the snow instead. And when he does? He shakes and shivers and mewls pitifully.

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Which means my husband (the man with an infinite amount of patience for the cat but not his wife) has to pick up his Lordship and deliver him upon a path.

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Spoiled? No. What makes you say that?

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Random pics.

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You know your cat is spoiled when he gets lifted up to the window to watch the birds.

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Pint of beer my husband recently received at our local pub. I detest IPA’s, but beer is my juice of choice.

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Results of a horrible multi unit fire that displaced 10 people in our town. This is what the old farm used to look like in the 1800’s.

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By the following day a gofundme campaign had raised $14,000. For a town with a population of just over 700, I’d say we’re pretty generous folk.

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A mussel appetizer the husband ordered this week. I stopped counting at 38. Definitely get your money’s worth there.

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It’s true. He told me….

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This.

This is what happens when temperatures rise too quickly in what should be winter in Maine. All our lovely snow melts, freezes and melts again. We have a skating rink driveway and mini floods everywhere because the ground is still too cold to absorb the water.

This…. is a mess.

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Not as much fun as it used to be.

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Lord Dudley Mountcatten used to love going outside. I’d say “walkies” in my best falsetto and he’d bound into the room anxiously awaiting the harness and leash. Now that full Maine winter has arrived?

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He’s still anxious to go out, but not so thrilled with staying there.

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And looks at us as if to say, “My feet are cold. What the hell?”

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And makes a bee line back to the nice warm couch.

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Snow.

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Sometimes it wants to come in the house…

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Sometimes it makes it past the storm door.

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I got a kick out of this picture our neighbor posted of her son wanting to go out the back door yesterday.

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Now that’s a drift!

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Walking out to check on the man cave after the Nor Easter was challenging.

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You had to guess where the steps were.

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Drift crests on every side.

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And the porch furniture didn’t look quite as inviting as before.

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A tunnel dug to make passage less of an aerobic exercise.

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But the best part about snow pictures?

When your husband asks for your phone to take a shot of something fantastic and it comes back with five of these….

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Well, he tried.

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Views from the other side of a Nor Easter….

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We woke up to a slightly different landscape this morning.

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And after a solid day and night of howling winds, it was time to take stock.

And pictures.

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There were some impressive drifts.

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And swirls.

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The backyard had its own mountain range.

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And the front?

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Buried.

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The snowblower had its work cut out for it finding the driveway…

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Did I mention the wind was still blowing?

This didn’t bother Lord Dudley Mountcatten as he was enjoying the early morning sun….

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Though the table drifts did block his bird viewing. It’s rough to be a cat.

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Looks like winter is finally here.

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I woke up this morning to an old fashioned winter temperature.

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We haven’t seen this for a while so I can’t say it bothers me. And if it was a little colder like the northern part of our state, I might try this…

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Crazy cold doesn’t begin to describe northern Maine.

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Judging from the weather forecast, things are going to get interesting here on Saturday as well with an old fashioned N’or Easter.

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I say bring it!

I love the big snow dumps and we’re in the 10-20” zone so… yay!

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