Snow Emergency!


After a few days of Spring-like weather, Winter has returned with a vengeance. Thus begins only the third and possibly the biggest snowfall of what has been a rather mild season. In preparation for the storm, Somerville declared a snow emergency. The terminology gives me the feeling of a Cold War Eastern Bloc nation, as if the snow is attempting a coup and martial law has been declared. The police riding through the streets announcing on their PA’s that there is no parking on the even side of the street adds to the effect. One can even pretend that their Somerville accents are in fact a Slavic language and they are saying “Return to your homes! A curfew is in effect! Violators will be shot on sight!”

Okay, so I have an active imagination! The snow is pretty and should make St. Patrick’s Day weekend interesting.


Update on March 27: With all the instantaneousness the internet provides, here after much procrastination are my photos of Boston in the snow on St. Patrick’s Day.It’s sunny and warm today, so here are a few memories of what it was like just 10 days ago.

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