In Brooklin, Maine (December 17, 2016)
We had our first really plow-worthy snowfall Saturday, which is late for a few inches of snow here.
Brooklin’s average annual snow accumulation has been 57.9 inches for the last 30 years, according to the records. But, it may not get that high this year -- climate warming, again. The Town’s record for a single day’s snow was 60 inches on January 25, 1896, making Saturday’s “storm” a sneeze in comparison.
It appears that we got somewhere between 3 or 4 inches Saturday, according to our finely-tuned garden urnometer (which requires an estimate of the amount of snow that sits on top of the garden urn, discounted for roundness).
Things in Town were quiet as the snow fell. The red Town Office was closed and the blue General Store, still under reconstruction, probably won’t be open until spring, at least.
At the Brooklin Cemetery, the sinewy, semi-rare Camperdown Elm continued to bless the grave sites as the snow whistled through its outstretched branches.
The roads were passable and decorated with colorful driveway wreathes and Winterberry bushes.
As usual, Amen Farm was a welcome sight as we traveled Naskeag Road down to the harbor.
The winds were howling over Naskeag Harbor, but a skiff found a hiding place.
On the way back, “The Red House” on Back Road posed for postcards.
For larger versions of the above images, as well as a few additional images of the snowfall, click on the link below. (We recommend that your initial viewing be in full-screen mode, which can be achieved by clicking on the Slideshow [>] icon above the featured image in the gallery to which the link will take you.) Here’s the link to the full walk in the snow:
Barbara and Dick