Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day After the Big Storm

I've always wondered what Great Meadows was like right after a major snow storm.  So today, I got up with the sun, intent on learning what it was like.  My first surprise was arriving  there to find it had not yet been plowed!  As I headed to get some coffee, the US F&WS plow showed up.  In no time, he had the lot open & I had my snow shoes on to explore. 


While I may have been first in the lot, several of the neighbors appeared to have already visited with their cross country skis.  Snowshoeing is a lot harder than it looks.  I was hoping to get down by the boat ramp to get some photos of the trees with snow still on them, but my the time I got down there the wind and sun had whipped most of it off.


The snow had drifted and blown, carving some interesting patterns into the snow.  The cattail reeds were weighted down with snow, though some appeared to be frosted.  There were lots of foot prints in the snow, but not many animals visible.  I missed the Great Blue Heron, but could see where he had stopped by to check the open water, both near the parking lot and the lower impoundment.   Most of the animals were still hunkered down, though there were a fair number of chickadees and sparrows around.


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1 comment:

  1. Larry, I'm very excited to see your new blog and wish you endless inspiration on this new "path." I'll add a link to it from my blog, http://sense-of-place-concord.blogspot.com/. Wonderful photos and glad to catch a glimpse of Ziggy clearing the way!

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