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-
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.