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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.




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.



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.


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.


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....



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.



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.



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.



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?)



December 9, 2009, 9:57 PM

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


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



December 9, 2009, 10:38 PM

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



December 9, 2009, 11:05 PM

Ahab, thanks for the Macklin link.

Excellent stuff, especially the steel sculpture.



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



December 10, 2009, 5:56 PM

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



December 10, 2009, 11:15 PM

Looks like all of the above, Jack.

But somehow they make a lot of very good sculpture.



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.



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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