One hundred ten point six inches of snow as measured at Logan Airport (on the coast!) in Boston this winter. That’s over NINE FEET! Winter 2014-2015 was the snowiest winter ever in Boston since records have been kept (125 years). And except for a few inches early in the season it all fell after 23 January! Talk about getting dumped on!
Now that April has arrived, I can see most (but not all) of the front yard (facing south), but the entire back yard is still covered. I program yearly reminders into my on-phone calendar to make sure I take care of certain things at certain times – change the house water filter every six months, put up the snow stakes by the first weekend in December, change the furnace filters twice a year, stuff like that. Today (the first weekend in April) the reminder to spread the first course of lawn fertilizer popped up. Not this year!
And I can’t yet feel safe that the winter is really over. It’s been unseasonably cold the entire month of March, I still can remember the April Fool’s Day Blizzard of 1997, and I have seen snow in our neck of the woods as late as May 9th (1977)! I think folks around here are going to be gun-shy about snow for a few years now. I sure am glad my snowblower held up all winter! I need to do something nice for it as a thank-you gift!