Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

In my last blog I mentioned snow in London disrupting travel.  Forget England – New York City had 20 inches of snow today! 

Snowstorms blanketed cities from New York to Boston, closing airports and halting trains with waist-high drifts and blinding winds.  New York City may have as much as 18 inches to 20 inches on the ground as of 7 a.m. today, as the storm’s center shifts north and east.  Almost 3,000 flights were canceled in the region.  The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for New York, Boston and cities along the coast to Maine. Wind gusts of as much as 60 miles per hour were expected in New York.

My brother and sister-in-law are there visiting their daughter for the holidays.  From his email yesterday:

There are drifts around and about a foot of snow…Alison’s friend Alex came back last night from Providence — a three hour drive took about eight hours. We’re still here at her loft — have to get to the grocery store for supplies…not sure if we’re going upstate or not. Plans change on spur of the moment.

They had planned to spend three days in Beacon, NY, seeing the Dia Art Foundation’s museum there, but travelling has come to a virtual halt, today at least. 

But the museum is just one of the Dia Art Foundation’s many sites.  Some of my favorites are the Lightning Field (in western New Mexico) and the Spiral Jetty (at the Great Salt Lake, Utah). 

I spoke with him this evening.  When we were talking he was looking out the window at two Hasidic Jews standing outside an igloo in the park across from her loft.  (There are a lot of Hasidic Jews in the neighborhood.)

Disclaimer: I have taken none of the photos in today’s blog.  They are all from the internet.

Today they struggled five blocks through wind and snow just to buy groceries.  Luckily they took lots of warm clothes as the loft in Brooklyn is not insulated and has only one space heater (but electric blankets on the beds.)   Yes, my niece is an artist.  Does this remind you of the lives of the artists in La Bohème?


I wish my camera recorded sound too (as does my son’s).  The coyotes were especially loud tonight.  (I have the door open to the screen so that I can hear the animals.  Otherwise my house is silent.)

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One Response to “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”

  1. Jim Says:

    It was around 25 years ago when the snow as so deep at our house in Newton, Massachusetts, that it buried our entire front door. Everything shut down for several and days, and the neighbors enjoyed the time time socializing.
    The singing of our coyotes always cheers me.

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