I didn’t realize when I took this that it’s pretty close to the same view in the post before, six months ago. Yes, it’s been six months since I put anything up here, which is lame at best, especially considering all the stuff that has happened!
The interesting thing about this photo is that it makes the scene look pretty bleak, but it actually is not. We’ve had some snow but also a ton of sunny days and in general it is very pleasant… if you don’t mind it being below freezing. Kim and I have somewhat different opinions on whether the below-freezing part is OK.
I have been spending a lot of time trying to work out exactly how to heat our place here with wood, which is actually a lot of fun but very fiddly. Log Management, we call it. Anyway, we have a wood stove which is actually a built-in insert into the fireplace. It produces a ton of heat, sometimes too much… but sometimes I put a log in there and it just dies. There is a whole other blog to be written about obtaining firewood in Maine, watch this space.
Anyway if there is a point to all this it is that the winter here is both exactly the same as and entirely different from my past experience with winter. Let’s just say it is waaay better than Detroit. Being on the seacoast makes all the difference…