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Post #1428 • December 9, 2009, 8:17 AM • 17 Comments

Boston, 8 AM, December 9, 2009

Sitting by the window, watching the snow fall.

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1.

JL

December 9, 2009, 10:25 AM

Blah. Try driving from RI to central Mass., you won't find it so excellent. They'd better be right about it turning to rain later, or I might be sleeping on my office floor tonight.

2.

Arthur

December 9, 2009, 11:28 AM

Here too -- about four or five inches. I wish my digital camera worked. I walked down the hill to my workplace at about five in the morning and it was quite lovely, for a change.

3.

Darren C Price

December 9, 2009, 1:21 PM

Thanks for rubbing it in, Franklin. It's a balmy 85 degrees here in sunny South Florida. Send the cold weather this way, please.

4.

Tony Renner

December 9, 2009, 4:14 PM

nice... looking forward to taking some snow photos here in st. louis but we only had flurries today....

5.

piri

December 9, 2009, 5:20 PM

Lovely photograph. Trees look so nice bare in snow. In the Big Apple, we had maybe a dusting of snow overnight, but by the time I went out today, it had changed over to rain & all vestiges of snow were gone. An amazingly large number of trees still have plenty of leaves, many even green.

6.

Franklin

December 9, 2009, 8:26 PM

I got you beat, JL - Boston to eastern CT and back today, 200 miles total. I saw a bus get stuck in the slush on Washington Avenue this morning. A whole bus. But while I sat by the window, it was beautiful.

7.

Jack

December 9, 2009, 8:34 PM

Snow is lovely--to look at, that is. When one has to operate in it, like it or not, especially working against a clock, it becomes a rather different story.

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ahab

December 9, 2009, 9:55 PM

Snow can be excellent, cold cannot. I spent an hour and a half shovelling snow at about -20°C this morning so I could rotate one end of a 4.6m long, 2000kg Ken Macklin sculpture one metre to the West.

For your local unit conversions: see. (Does the hour have a metric measurement? And what's 'West' in bass ackwards Imperial units?)

9.

Jack

December 9, 2009, 9:57 PM

Oh, hello, Ahab. Glad to see the bears didn't get you, after all.

10.

Milé Murtanovski

December 9, 2009, 10:17 PM

flying birds
excellent birds
watch them fly, there they go
falling snow
excellent snow
here it comes. watch it fall

11.

ahab

December 9, 2009, 10:38 PM

We spell it 'beers' up here, Jack, and no, they didn't get me, I got them.

12.

opie

December 9, 2009, 11:05 PM

Ahab, thanks for the Macklin link.

Excellent stuff, especially the steel sculpture.

13.

MC

December 10, 2009, 12:34 PM

I think I like Milé's version better.

Yeah, that's a beauty Macklin.

I'm with Ahab on cold. I'd like snow alot more if it didn't come with the uncomfortably, or at times even lethally, low temperature

14.

Jack

December 10, 2009, 5:56 PM

But wait, aren't Canadians cold lovers? Or do you two happen to be weird, dysfunctional Canadians?

15.

opie

December 10, 2009, 11:15 PM

Looks like all of the above, Jack.

But somehow they make a lot of very good sculpture.

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ahab

December 11, 2009, 12:39 AM

If anything it's my transportation predilection that makes me weird and dysfunctional: riding my bike to or from the studio for 45 minutes at -25° is just plain dangerous. In the city snow can be beautiful when just fallen and a godawful mess after having been churned into chocolate halva or during a melt, but the logistical complications of cold weather like we're having just now (Sunday's high here is forecast at -30°C) puts a serious crimp in my already cramped studio time. During a deep freeze I'm inclined to hole-up and do what the Mexicans do when it gets too hot, take siesta. Maybe play some Wii.

17.

John

December 11, 2009, 7:24 PM

After 5 hours in the yard and driveway dealing with snow in Michigan yesterday, I find it hard to get worked up about the problem of global warming. In fact, a certain voice in me says the "problem" is how do we get it to happen.

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