|BAYVIEW BEACH ROAD|
|THE FRONT YARD|
|BACK TO WORK!|
Wednesday, 8:30 AM. Wind W, calm with occasional puffs that send heaps of snow cascading off heavily laden conifers. The sky is overcast, the barometer is up and it has stopped snowing. We got another 4” last night, for a total of around 14”. We will now probably have clear, cold weather, as that is the normal cycle.
Although somewhat inconvenient, Northland storms are invariably events filled with great beauty. City roads become iconic winter scenes; country lanes become places of mysterious solitude, and the front yard a mini-wilderness. Pauses in winter’s work, leaning on the snow shovel, become moments of inspirational, sometimes even prayerful, reverie. And then the spell is broken by the scraping, guttural sound of the big snowplow as it rounds the corner, filling again the end of the just-cleared driveway. Back to work!