Saturday, March 01, 2008
Ridiculous Snow Photograph from Otisfield, Maine
My in-laws, Kate and Glenn, live in the foothills of the White Mountains in western Maine at a place called Little Pond. They've had a ridiculous amount of snow fall there this winter, and yesterday another 14 inches fell on top of the four and a half feet of snow that was already on the ground. What do you do with all of that snow? Well, one thing, you have to keep it off your roof. How do you do that? You get a metal roof so the snow slides off, and you also invest in a good roof rake. Once you rake all that snow off the roof, it has to pile up somewhere.
This picture is real. I still can't believe it. Glenn is not a small man by any means. In fact, he makes me look tiny. He's 6 feet tall, but in this picture, he really is dwarfed by this massive snow pile. Can you imagine how long it will take four and half feet of snow to melt? And the snow piles there just around the house are 8-10 feet tall, those might still be there when Megan and I visit in May. I guess this is why they say they have "mud season" up in Maine instead of a true spring.
Fortunately, the whole family, including Megan and I are headed to Florida on Saturday. For my in laws, it will surely be a great escape from the massive snow fort that is their house.