mid february found maine hit with three back to back snowstorms, which meant that by the time the last snowflake fell, we were left with about 2 feet of snow on the ground. i was in awe. i had never had to deal with that much snowfall in my life! i really wish i could have told you was able to get out of the house and enjoy it, but i can't. i hated it actually. it was beyond annoying. for the first time in my life i had to shovel the snow off my car. not scrape, not dust off, but legit SHOVEL it off, and not just once either! i didn't want to leave the house either, because it sucked to walk in. plus i was tired from the car shoveling. also, if you were lucky enough to get to a clear sidewalk, the 6 foot snow banks the plows left at the intersections kept you from going more than a block. it sucked.
on a positive note however, the snow allowed me to partake in another new england winter tradition; walking to your neighborhood bar to ride out the weather with your neighbors. making it to my local bar also let me witness, for the first time people skiing into a bar, that was not on a mountain. i wish i could share more interesting photos with you, like people sledding down the eastern promenade, or historic buildings in a blanket of white, but that would have meant i would have had to go outside and trek across town, which wasn't going to happen. nope, the only photos i have to share with you from the storm are the ones i took on the few block walk the bar, which was enough of a winter adventure for me.