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1heyjude
Editado: Fev 9, 2007, 9:34pm

Just wondering how many, if any, of you are snowed in by the current batch of "lake effect" that has been sweeping across from Lake Ontario this week. I have to admit that I am not at all sad to be missing out on it down here in the (relatively) snow-less So. Tier.

2Chamomile
Mar 24, 2007, 3:12pm

I can't wait until it is all gone... even though we didn't really have much snow this year, I am really ready for spring and warm weather!

3Tim_Watkinson
Mar 27, 2007, 1:51pm

hello from where the highways cross up here in albany.

spring's so close i can taste it.

4aluvalibri
Mar 27, 2007, 9:52pm

How's the weather up there, Tim? Here in Putnam (and the city as well) it was in the 70s today....magnificent!

5Tim_Watkinson
Mar 29, 2007, 10:22am

you're just cruel, teasing me with the 70's.

although, i did just get out in my shirt,

it's still a long-sleeve shirt.

6MaggieO
Mar 29, 2007, 10:35am

It'll be 70 here soon, Tim. I'm in your neighborhood, in Guilderland (near Albany). Earlier this week I was able to leave my coat behind for the first time this year, and wear a sweater to the library. Spring always makes me feel grateful I made it through another winter!
Enjoy the sunshine:)

7Tim_Watkinson
Mar 29, 2007, 3:47pm

just before the guilderland library, the sharp road up the hill,

there's a beautiful cemetery, someone had the forethought to plant wild thyme years ago.

now and then i wander out there just to lay around in the thyme and seep in all the wandering souls.

8MaggieO
Mar 29, 2007, 9:18pm

That sounds like a great place to enjoy spring, Tim. We've lived here for over 20 years, and
I still haven't managed to visit that cemetery, though I've always been intrigued by its setting on top of the hill, with its steep access road. But I will stop by sometime soon, on a nice day.

Do other upstate New Yorkers have some pleasant places to spend time once the snow is gone?

9bleuroses
Mar 31, 2007, 1:30am

I used to live in Saratoga Springs and would take my 3 dogs to the Schuylerville Monument which sits on the edge of a wonderful cemetary. It was so peaceful and a fun frolick for the little guys.

I live in Queens now - and yearn for those open spaces dearly.

To lay in a field of wild thyme sounds transcending.

I think this thread is no longer about snow...

Happy Spring to all!

10Tim_Watkinson
Abr 5, 2007, 4:24pm

actually, there's still a trickle of snow,

even here, just before the leap of faith.

ahhh, the christians and their resurrections . ..

but yeah, when the thyme comes back,

life is a beautiful thing.

11bleuroses
Abr 15, 2007, 3:17pm

the wonderment of spring came to me after living in the adirondacks for a couple of years...with winter lasting 9 months or so. (buying another cord of wood in APRIL!)

I was so moved that something as precious as a flower petal, would have the strength to bloom, and bloom, and bloom again.

12Chamomile
Abr 22, 2007, 4:41pm

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13cckelly
Abr 22, 2007, 5:27pm

Rochester area is gorgeous as well. Mid 70's Friday and today. Upper 60's yesterday.

We did get some of that storm last weekend, though in downtown area it was predominantly rain and only about 2-3" heavy, slushy snow overnight from Sun. to Mon. It was cold, grey and miserable for about a week before and for 3 days after the storm, just above freezing.

Hope it's the last of the freezing temps and snow, though I'm prepared for plenty more Rochester monotone Grey and damp, chilly weather.

Hmmm, it just occurred to me. Eastman Kodak probably invented color film because we Rocehsterarians need brilliant, Kodachrome colored photos on our walls to remind us the whole darn world isn't flat and drab grey 7 months of the year like here.