February 21, 2013
The snow from last week’s blizzard has been melting and freezing and melting and freezing and making all kinds of interesting shapes.
On a COMPLETELY unrelated note— while researching to see if the term “filigree” applied to glass as well as metal (‘cos ice is more glassy than metallic, right?), I though maybe “lampwork” was a better term for lacy glass… so I consulted the internet to find visual examples of lampwork that weren’t smooth glass beads, and I stumbled upon made-to-order glass microbe brooches. WHAT. Totally on my to-buy list, as soon as I figure out what microbe I’d wear.
February 19, 2013
I have no idea why there is a giant heap of snow in Grove Park. Do you? Maybe some kids were playing? Maybe the goal was to build the largest possible mound of snow? I dunno.
February 18, 2013
Well, that’s one way to keep your Coke chilled! Found in the snowdrifts on the side of Central Avenue.
February 13, 2013
Melting snow on a glass roof is fun to look at.
(at Summit train station.)
February 11, 2013
Um. Just. You know. Icicles on a train. ‘Cos trains have overhangs. And that’s, like, totally where icicles form. (On overhangs.) (Especially if the trains aren’t moving, because they’ve been suspended due to weather or some other silly thing.)
February 10, 2013
If you run, the days after a blizzard are a good time to have a gym membership. Running on ice— or through puddles and slush— or through indeterminate patches that *might* be ice but might also be slush or possibly even clear— is never fun.
It’s probably even LESS fun if you’re trying to drive through it.
P.S. I took a bunch of snow photos at basically the worst time of day possible (light-wise), so, uh, things are going to look worse than usual around here this week. Sorry.
February 9, 2013
Well that was a blizzard!
NJ Transit shut down several lines (including mine) at 8:00PM last night, and didn’t start them up again until noon today! (…in theory. They actually canceled the first westbound train after noon, from what I could tell.)
We only got about 9.5 inches of snow here (according to a report on CoCoRaHS), so it’s NOTHING like the 2-3 feet ya’ll got up in New England. Geez. Sorry, guys.
Some folks are relaxing at home, taking full advantage of the weekend “snow day,” but there are PLENTY of people out and about, especially now that the snowplows and salt trucks and shovelers and snowblowers have cleared the way for the rest of us lazybones. Thanks, snowbusters!
February 8, 2013
So apparently there’s some giant blizzard headed towards the northeast. (Weather Channel is calling it “Nemo.”)
New England is supposed to get the brunt of it, from what I can tell, but the New York/ north Jersey area is supposed to get 6-12 inches, and everyone is panicking. (Last night, after 9PM, I waited in line to get gas for about 15 minutes. [No gas crisis, but normally at that time of night, I'd roll right up to a pump, wham bam thank you ma'am.])
Being a seasoned northeasterner who lived through Sandy and doesn’t drive much, I’ve been sort of rolling my eyes about all the hubbub. Pshaw, we’re tough, we can handle a foot of snow!
…..but I should probably make sure all my electronics are charged anyway. Just in case.
I’ll keep you guys updated if anything interesting happens. (and assuming I have power!)
(By the way, this lady is the cousin of this kid, who lives behind the Library of the Chathams, and she was photographed over two years ago, so no, Nemo hasn’t saddled us with that much snow YET.)
February 3, 2013
Sometimes, I really can’t think of a decent caption— or educational essay— or narrative— or anything— for these pictures.
This is… a train… at the New Providence train station… in snow.
But you KNEW that. You can SEE that.
The only part of that that isn’t 100% obvious is the fact that it’s New Providence, right? But check it out, “New Providence” is written on the sign all the way to the right in the photo. You’d've figured it out on your own within a minute or two (if not instantly, because you are probably more observant about these sorts of things than I am).
February 2, 2013
Ha, more snow tonight. Not much yet, which is good for those of us who drive. (Not so good for those of us who build snowmen.)