One day into the first big snowstorm of 2015, I have measured two feet in my backyard, but my inches could be padded a bit by drift. No school today and no school tomorrow: as I have decided to take Thursdays off this semester this week is shaping up to be pretty pleasurable! The cable was out all morning which meant no internet or television: no work and no endless snow coverage. This first annoyed me and then pleased me as I settled into a good book. A bit fortified with spirits, we braved the outside in the later afternoon–all was perfect pristine whiteness with not a car in sight. We could have been walking down Chestnut Street in 1915 or even 1815, I suppose, except for a few later-built houses. On days like these, it seems like we could all live much more graceful lives without cars, but I’m sure I’ll get a bit restless tomorrow, or maybe Thursday.
Picking off where I left off…the snow is much higher on the deck, and the rum is out.
Chestnut Street today….and (last picture below) a century ago, in a photograph taken by Mary Harrod Northend for her 1917 book Memories of Old Salem, Winterthur Library.
January 27th, 2015 at 5:58 pm
It must be so cool to live someplace like that.
January 27th, 2015 at 6:15 pm
I see you managed to enjoy the day!!!! I enjoyed the day as the NJ storm never happened!
January 28th, 2015 at 9:54 pm
Perfect for you, Judy! Your brother has been digging my car out for days but he put his NEW car in the city garage…..wonders never cease.
January 27th, 2015 at 6:34 pm
Gorgeous photos and a wonderful tale. Glad to get the report from someone I “know”!
January 27th, 2015 at 6:35 pm
Lovely thoughts, and lovely shots. I needed to re read to see that your rum was out (to be at the ready) and not out of rum! Thanks
January 27th, 2015 at 8:44 pm
Plenty of rum here!
January 27th, 2015 at 6:45 pm
I love this — it really does look like you traveled through time. Thanks for sharing!
January 28th, 2015 at 10:30 am
Despite the inconveniences during this storm, I have to admit I have loved the silence …… no cars, no planes, just the occasional scraping of a shovel or a passing snowplow. Makes one think what it was like all those years ago, as you said, with fewer cars and gentler living.
January 28th, 2015 at 10:48 am
I’m with you, Dorothy.
January 28th, 2015 at 4:28 pm
Beautiful. Especially love the frozen squirrels on the ledge of the bottom window! You know it is cold when the squirrels are frozen in their tracks! Thanks for sharing…and I do love the rum idea too:)
January 28th, 2015 at 6:03 pm
Wow–two Segers on my blog! Your brother has been shoveling for 2 days….
January 30th, 2015 at 8:54 am
I was in the USA but left just in the knick of time!