After Nemo


Nemo Blizzard of 2013 in Boston

A snow emergency.  A parking ban.  School closings.  Public transportation halted.  A driving ban for twenty-four hours.   It was not pretty, folks.  Nemo literally shut down Boston.  Being cooped up during such a grand storm made watching Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel skiing on the Boston Common a treat.

With Boston’s MBTA system somewhat up and running late yesterday afternoon, furrylittlegnome finally made it out of her front gate and hopped on the Red Line of the T (subway) to visit the author of The Peony Pages and her family and to have a home cooked Sunday dinner (lasagna, rolls and a salad).

As gnome exited the Charles/MGH stop, she couldn’t believe her eyes.  The quaint, brick sidewalks of Beacon Hill were, at best, a slushy snowy mess.  Take a look-

Charles/MGH Blizzard of Boston 2013 Nemo

Turning left towards Charles Street after exiting the Charles/MGH T stop

Beacon Hill, Boston, Blizzard of 2013, Nemo

Beacon Hill, Boston. Photo taken February 10, 2013.

 

Charles Street in Boston on February 10, 2013 - days after the Blizzard of 2013 and Nemo.

Charles Street in Boston.

Pinckney Street, Boston, Blizzard of 2013.

Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill. This one-way street looks like a winter wonderland.

Mount Vernon Street in Boston, MA on February 10, 2013 - a few days after the Blizzard of 2013 and Nemo

Mount Vernon Street’s two lanes are reduced to one.

While five New England states were under a snow emergency and cities crippled, one state seemed to weather the storm just fine:  furrylittlegnome’s home state of Vermont!   Snow is nothing new to the Green Mountain State, and while parts of gnome’s homeland received hefty amounts of snow, it was barely mentioned in the media.  Something that has been mentioned?  Vermonters lending a helping hand.  A convoy of plows left Vermont to aid in snow removal in Boston on Sunday.

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7 Responses to After Nemo

  1. julespaige says:

    We were lucky here in SW PA not to have practically any snow from Nemo. But we had a nameless blizzard in 1996 – at least two feet. And normally the ‘burbs’ are the last to be plowed. We had an emergency…a gal about six houses up went into labor! Hubby being a vol-firefighter heard the call on his pager and we went to assist. Got the driveway cleared before the two plows, ambulance and another emergency truck had to circle the block…so we didn’t have to wait a week to get to the main streets. Hope you are staying toasty. When we lived in Indian which doesn’t get all that much show to be prepared for when it does happen…just a few flakes paralyzes everything. And it was the first time I ever heard of the ‘Georgia method of snow removal’ Which is: The Good Lord put it there and the Good Lord will take it away. Some how I don’t think that will work for for ‘Nemo’.
    Stay safe ma’am.

    • The trouble here in Boston is that there is simply no room to put the snow, whereas in Vermont, there is lots of space. That said, I think the plows could have done a better job clearing the streets and sidewalks. It’s still a mess, and now it’s raining…

  2. 2me4art says:

    I had no idea you lived in Vermont, once. Very cool! Thank you for the award, I have to have my 11 year old daughter get it onto my blog & answer the questions! She & I have finally found the time to get it! thank you!-amy

  3. Jessica says:

    Ooh! I was just there this week! The restaurant pictured on Charles Street – Artu – was excellent!

    • That is probably the only place on Charles Street furrylittlegnome has not stepped foot in! Was looking around WordPress for some MGH news earlier and found your blog. Can’t even imagine…

      • Jessica says:

        Well, I highly recommend you hurry your furry little feet to get there! Nice to meet you and hope you decide to follow along. 😊

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