It’s finally snowing.







We’re finally getting some fairly serious-looking snow here, compared to what we’ve been getting. Click on the pictures to see the larger size, or else go to my snow set on Flickr and view them there (takes some clicking around that way to see the biggest size, but it’s there).

I also took a couple from inside the building. One is from my apartment (where I could open a window to take it) and the second is from the top floor (where the only windows that open have screens, and I didn’t want to get in trouble for dropping a screen eleven stories, so I took it from inside).

a view of part of Burlington and the lake

That last one I kept at the very high resolution when I uploaded it, so you’d have to click on it to get that one, I don’t think Flickr points to that one automatically. I left it that way because it looks really cool to see all the buildings and stuff so detailed. I took it from the room that Laura and I had to stay in last year while they were working on our apartments, which is back to being a lounge instead of a crappy apartment. If you look towards the back right you can see a wind turbine that we liked to watch when we were up there.


About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Developmentally disabled, physically and cognitively disabled. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died in 2014 and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. Yeah, Laura always points out the window and asks visitors if they’ve ever seen a low-income housing project with a view like that before.

    We’re obviously not right by the lake, but we can certainly see it (and now there’s a lighthouse blinking outside my window).

  2. weird how the big white house across from you has sort of a southern look to it, with the front porch/balcony and all. although the columns are not quite right.

    i like how they have painted some houses in strong colors; it takes away some of the greyness.

    and i would think it was neat to live near to a lighthouse and a windmill, too.

  3. I think they’re snow on the lens (except in the last picture where the fuzzy thing is a water droplet on the window I was taking it through). I was standing outside fumbling with a camera and crutches in a lot of snow (falling at the time), so I didn’t get much chance to clean the lens.

  4. Oh wow, that’s right near where my aunt and uncle live. So beautiful. I went to an aquarium thing near Lake Champlain this summer and it was fascinating to see how the lake had changed from fresh to salt water, etc., several times throughout the course of history.

  5. zilari if you (or anyone else friendly) ever want to visit, that’s fine (we can meet in a park or someplace public if that is safer). You probably went to the Echo Center, which is within walking distance (for people who, unlike me, have normal stamina) of where I live.

  6. Well, I don’t know when I will be able to get back out to the East Coast (most of my extended family actually lives out there, and they are awesome folks, but travel is rather a big ordeal for me so I don’t see them as much as I’d like to) but if I do I would be happy to meet you. At least I know you would not be disturbed by my lack of eye contact. :)

    And yes, the Echo Center is where I went. That whole area was really interesting to walk around in…old buildings and uneven terrain and a gnome statue in the grass. I liked how the downtown area there had no cars allowed in it; that definitely made me feel safer since I don’t have the best sense of where cars are or how fast they are moving when walking around.

  7. I love that wide-angle looking high res photo.

    Snow is beautiful to look at in pictures. I don’t like living in it, though. I have fallen down the stairs too many times.

    Thanks for all the thought-provoking posts throughout the year, and the videos, and the photos. I’m looking forward to many more. Happy New Year.

  8. I’ve been checking out a school about 90 minutes away from there……I’ve yet to visit it, but it seems to have an excellent meteorology program, which is what I want to study…….

    I went to school in Southern VT for a bit……’s a lovely state! good skiing too…….


  9. The Integral: I’ve been turning into a bit of a weather geek myself the past few years. (Pardon the expression; I don’t usually like to use the term “geek”.) We have a lot of interesting weather in this area; I’m in Albany (NY). There’s also a well-known meteorology program at the state university here; are you aware of it?

  10. No, actually I am not……I’ll go check it out…..I’m still in the researching phase of the college search. I’ve been filling out apps along the way…….thanks for the information!

    Weather rules!


  11. The Integral:

    I know pretty much nothing about meterology, but my Dad is a specialist in atmospheric physics. He got his BA at John Hopkins University (in Baltimore, MD) then went on for his graduate training at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Don’t know if either of those programs would suit your needs.

  12. andrea: cool, my mother works at Hopkins……associate prof of radiology…..I’d rather not go to school in my own backyard if I don’t have to though……and, Hopkins is too big for my tastes…..I’d do much better with smaller schools……..and Wisconsin is too far away for my parents’ comfort…….thanks for the information though. Atmospheric physics is probably closely related to meteorology…….


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