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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Can you point it out the window? Take a picture of the snow? And mail it to me at postteamhg-at-gmail-dot-com?

Curious people would like to see it.

Don't worry about the composition, lighting, etc: I have Baby Photoshop. smiley - winkeye


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

nvm, then. Many others have rallied to the call! There will be lots of photos this month. smiley - smiley


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Whew!

There are loads of photos of our snow at various websites. There's also a sad photo of cars half-submerged in a school parking lot in Gloucester.
http://patch.com/massachusetts/hamilton-wenham/dozens-cars-submerged-gloucester-high

smiley - sadface

There were phenomenally high tides at the time our storm ("Grayson") hit. The storm merely intensified the high tides.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - yikes I'll bet.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

I live well inland. The ocean is at least ten miles away from me.

I never did trust the ocean. It's smiley - weird. It has a mind of its own, and that mind seems to be malevolent smiley - evilgrin

Paranoid, moi?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl The Aegean was always friendly.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Not with Calypso and Circe there to ensnare Odysseus! Scylla, Charybdis, Cyclopses.....

Water is quite heavy, but it is also, well, fluid. If there's enough of it, and if t comes with enough speed, it could knock tall buildings over. When the dinosaurs' asteroid hit the ocean near the Yucatan, what did the most damage was the fearsomely high tsunamis that crisscrossed the continents until their momentum was spent. the Indian subcontinent was crossed at least 500 times by thee waves.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Well, that's true. smiley - laugh

But I used to live in Greece. The Aegean has no tide and tends to calm. smiley - smiley I never ran into any cyclopses, though.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Of course you didn't. The ones that Odysseus didn't kill are still out looking for him. smiley - whistle


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

I hope you weren't drinking any good coffee when you smiley - snorked.

Not that I begrudge you the finer things in life. I just don't want to see it wasted.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I never waste smiley - coffee - and I never read h2g2 posts without swallowing first. smiley - winkeye


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

That probably goes double when you're reading my posts. smiley - whistle

The temperatures have gone up about 25 degrees since yesterday morning, but I still yearn for a warm place to get away to. I envy you your stay in Greece. heck, I'd settle for the island where they filmed "Popeye," the movie that had Robin Williams and Shelley Duval in it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081353/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

I loved that movie, including the songs. "He's large" is what Olive Oyl sin gs when asked to enumerate Bluto's virtues. His size is the only virtue she can think of. smiley - laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRUa_E1CugU


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I like that movie, too. smiley - smiley It's much truer to the original Popeye comics, which were exercises in surrealism...I'll bet Malta is a beautiful place.

I'm glad it warmed up in Massachusetts, too. I knew the temperature had gone up in Pennsylvania about two am, when I woke up and had to take a layer off the bedcovers...boy, was that welcome. 6F is for the birds. smiley - brr


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Try 6 below zero. smiley - brr

I read somewhere that Philadelphia's temp went below zero F for the first time in recorded history. smiley - huh

That seemed a little strange to me, because Lancaster County, which is not that far away, has had temps way below zero.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I'm pretty sure Philly's had below zero before. smiley - huh Although it's not usual.

Philly's usually way warmer than here out in the west of the Commonwealth.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Does it have to do with the north/south arrangement of the mountain ridges? Polar vortexes can slip southward between the ridges without being deflected by anything tall. Philadelphia, however, is sort of protected because the Adirondacks and Catskills deflect some of the cold winds. That's my theory. smiley - smiley


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I think you're right. smiley - smiley The Poconos are to the north. Over here, north of Pittsburgh, we're in the northern Appalachians.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

You're north of Pittsburgh? smiley - yikes Be afraid, be very afraid. smiley - nur

But seriously, you must be close enough to Lake Erie to get some lake Effect snow. That much snow would drive me bananas -- er, more bananas than I already am. smiley - blush


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork

We're only halfway up - and glad we're not nearer to Erie. They had something like six feet of snow. smiley - groan We got less than a foot.


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