Winter Wonderland?

ImageI don’t spend much time in Maine in the winter, but when I am there it’s not uncommon to see snow outside the window

Imageor ducks lazily floating by on thin ice that has formed along harbor’s edge.

Sea Smoke on Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

From time to time, when very cold air meets warmer water temperatures, there is the magic of sea smoke.

Rockport Harbor
S. Freeman

All of this is quite normal for a midcoast Maine winter.  What is not normal is what has happened the last couple of weeks when below zero temps and freezing winds caused Rockport Harbor to freeze.

Rockport Harbor
S. Freeman

Only a few lobster boats remain in the water this time of year, and they were locked in ice that had to be broken up by Coast Guard cutters.

Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

As if that were not enough, along came this weekend’s blizzard which dropped 24″ of new snow in the Rockport/Camden area.

Rockport Harbor
Peter Ralston

Blinding snow, furious winds and snow drifts blocking windows and doors combined to keep folks inside most of the weekend.

Our House
S. Freeman

We would have been right there with them as this photo shows that leaving the house might be a bit of a challenge.  Hmmm, I’m wondering how all this snow is going to clear.  I guess it will just have to melt away when the weather warms.

Tired ShovelerL. Crawford
Tired Shoveler
L. Crawford

One thing I’m betting is it won’t be this guy who lends a helping hand as it looks like his effort got the best of him!

Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you are safe and warm.

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35 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland?

  1. really beautiful pictures…..looks like Michigan but I bet they actually get more snow in Maine???

  2. A truly wonderful selection of photos. I just adore the boats in the harbour, especially the red one, but I’m sure the Fishermen didn’t enjoy the wait for the ice breaker!
    and my favourite has to be the sea mist – stunning!!

  3. I love these pictures – yours and those of your friends. I hope to see a Maine winter some day soon. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Happier Than A Pig in Mud February 11, 2013 — 7:18 pm

    All really fun pics! I especially love the blizzard one with the boats, I think it would be a neat Christmas card. 5″ here in Philly and with today’s rain it’s mostly gone:@)

    1. A Christmas card….what a splendid idea! Winter has been tough on Maine this year.

  5. Dear Ms Lulu
    I love living in Houston. But about this time of year I do miss the snow and looking out the window at a white wonderland. thank you so much for sharing your photos and I hope you will continue to do so. I love all of your postings. Thank you

  6. Glad to know you’re nowhere near all of that! The good news is that you guys will have beautiful grass and flowers this Spring. We in the Midwest will have nothing but hay! 😦

  7. I heard it on the news that Boston is buried with snow… Glad you are in Houston. Beautiful photos!

  8. These pictures are phenomenal! : )

    1. Thank you, Debra, and thanks to the friends who kept sending them.

  9. I am freezing just looking at the pictures! I have never seen snow like that in real life. I think I will just be happy with photographs of snow!

  10. Gorgeous Photos!!!
    I’m in Montreal – not far from Maine so I’m pretty much seeing those same views every day!

  11. I can’t imagine getting that much snow! When (if!) it snows here it’s usually gone in two days time.
    I wish our rain would turn into snowflakes, I’d love to see one snow this winter 🙂

    1. I would like to have seen it, but I would not have enjoyed dealing with it.

  12. Glad you were warm and outside only because you wanted to make pictures. That one of the sheets of ice in the harbor was very graphic.

    1. Bonnie, only the first two photos are mine taken when we were there over the holidays. The rest were sent to me by friends who live there and were kind enough to keep us posted on what was happening. People will be remembering this blizzard for some time to come.

  13. Houston is looking a little bit better today?

    1. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be in Maine this weekend, but people are tough there.

  14. Your images are beautiful, so hard to imagine how winter must be there.

    1. This has been an exceptionally tough winter.

  15. How very beautiful………….here it has been in th 80s!!!

  16. Snow is so beautiful when it has just fallen. I left Vermont after the Blizzard of ’78, haven’t had a desire to move to anywhere that gets more than a few inches at a time…now my worries are tornadoes!

    1. I agree about the beauty of snow when it first falls. After that you have to deal with it!

  17. Had to put AC on last week in Miami a day or two. Not bragging as I’d love to be up there. Last time I saw snow was blizzard, Buffalo 1985.

    1. I’m betting there will be snow there for some days. Go on up and check it out!

  18. Love your photos! So perfectly frozen in time.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  19. I’m hoping everyone can stay safe. Thanks foe sharing.

  20. We just got pictures from our house today too!! Wow it looks quite snowy!! Kind of glad I am in DC! Much rather see it in May- hope your house fared well.

    1. We haven’t heard that all is not well so I’m hoping. I don’t know though how anybody can get in the house to check without clearing some of the snow.

  21. Oh my goodness! I was wondering how your place fared. It looks beautiful right now, but between now and the thaw, it could be a real mess! Thanks for sharing.

  22. That is a lot of snow! Hope everyone in ME (and in other affected areas) stays safe and cozy….and with power.

    1. Luckily, the power on the midcoast stayed intact which I’m sure everyone was grateful for.

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