A stormy day...
When the wind blows in a north east direction over the Atlantic and over our little old village we call it 
a nor’easter. 

The worst storms are nor’easters and if there is a high tide as well things can get pretty scary.
The infamous Blizzard of ‘78 was a nor’easter and is still talked about to this day...even after the winter of 2014/15 which dumped over a hundred inches of snow on us and left us with snow banks well into June!
A nor’easter blows heavy winds and huge waves that can destroy sea walls and buildings. 

Fortunately, though the winds shook the house and rocked the big old 5 story pine tree we were left relatively unscathed. Even the snow that they called for didn’t really fall here this close to the ocean. We had a dusting but no accumulation on the ground...not even enough to sweep off the front steps. 

I meant to get outside and walk down to see the harbour but it was so very cozy and warm 

I ended up drinking a Sam Adams winter lager with my lunch and settling in with Tucker to watch the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol instead.
It’s my favourite version...I always end up teary eyed at the end. 

It was so stormy and grey all day that I left the Christmas lights in the windows burning all day. 
And when the movie ended I glanced out of the window to see that the window in the third floor of the house next door was lit.  Something about it looks so cozy to me. 

The grey expanse that you see between the houses in the forefront is the harbour. There are few boats in at this time of year. You can also see the little peninsula of land across the harbour which we call The Neck, and above that the grey skies. 

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  1. The Nor'ester certainly sounds dangerous. I wouldn't want to be caught on the water during such a storm. But it looks very cosy inside.

  2. An impressive photo from the snow storm.
    And inside it's so cozy, I like it a lot.

  3. This is a wonderful photo! And so interesting! As I read all the things we see in the photo, I kept going back and looking for them. It just has everything; the cozy lit window, the blowing snow, the harbor in the background.

  4. I remember the blizzard of '78. I read that people skied across the frozen Charles River.. We were caught in a Nor'easter in late Nov 2004, if I remember correctly. We were on a boat anchored in South Georgia. We survived but the bimini was torn when we got to St Augustine, FL. Is The Neck up in Maine?

  5. OOOOH! That first photo made me shiver!
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Gorgeous photo at the top, even if chilly!

  7. I do like a cozy day when you can hear the snow storm outside, but I'm with you...not when the wind is howling. Glad you didn't get as much as predicted. We didn't either because I dread the snow drifts, and unable to get out of the drive now there is no hubby to do the plowing. I'll have to see if I can find that version since I'm not sure which I have watched. Happy Tuesday...say warm and safe over there. :)

  8. The Nor'ester sounds scary! Love the first photo nonetheless!

    Happy Wednesday!

  9. It's that time again. Luckily, all we had over the weekend was rain.

  10. I love a good nor'easter! Being at work, on the water, last week was crazy!

  11. We get touched by a nor'easter once in while but they can be fierce. Glad you had no damage...Michelle

  12. Yep, let's hear it for leaving all the little lights glowing all day on the gray days. And venturing out when the sun returns. Like today.

    i guess I'll head outside. But my, is it cozy indoors!

  13. Stormy days can be so comforting when we're tucked inside, cozy and warm. No nor'easter's here but we will likely be in for some January storms. For now, it's nice to be able to still go outside and walk on green grass. :-)

  14. I have heard some awful stories about Nor'easters. I'm glad you were warm and cozy and untouched by the storm.

    Your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week is an exciting addition! Thanks for joining us!


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