Winter in Boston 2017

Winter has arrived in Boston. Recently I was afraid this was never going to happen. We had warm 5 to 10 °C – which totally contradicted Canavar’s very thick winter coat. Then the West Coast got tons of snow last week; Istanbul did; Boston did not. But when I finished work on Friday, my smartphone received a weather advisory for Saturday. Finally. And just like the weather forecast said, it started snowing at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The first winter storm of 2017 had arrived. I stayed inside and cosied up on the sofa, next to my sleeping cat. From time to time I got up to get myself another cup of hot tea or a piece of gingerbread (I always keep some for the real winter months). Outside the newly fallen snow accumulated fast, reaching about 12 cm in the end. In the evening I heard the superintendant clearing the snow for the first time.

By Sunday morning it had stopped snowing and the sun was shining again – my cue to go outside. These bright winter days are one thing I love most about Boston, even though I don’t even like winter very much. But it is beautiful how bright these days are, and the cold doesn’t feel bad because it is very dry. So I grabbed my camera, put on one of warmest winter coats (it was – 7 °C) and took a long walk through Cambridge. Afterwards I took the T to Downtown Boston because the Boston Common and Public Garden look especially fine under a blanket snow. I am sure I’ll tell you in a few weeks how sick I am of the cold winter weather, but right now I really love it. I hope we’ll get some more snow because the whole city seems calmer and more deliberate.

Boston Winter January 2017

I live just around the corner from Harvard Square and thus the university. Still I almost never walk through or even sit down on Harvard Yard. I should do this more because it is really pretty.

Boston Winter January 2017

I wonder who bought this house and for what purpose. It looks almost medieval, only it can’t be more than 150 years old, maximum.

Boston Winter January 2017

Boston Winter January 2017

Boston Winter January 2017

I found Winter Street in Boston. It is actually just opposite of Summer Street.

Boston Winter January 2017

Boston Winter January 2017

This little guy posed for me. Oh, and have I ever mentioned that I love squirrels?

Boston Winter January 2017

I am glad the famous ducks in the Boston Public Garden have warm clothes.

Boston Winter January 2017

I am always glad when the T works without problems, which doesn’t happen that often. I guess it didn’t on Saturday, but I stayed at home then.

Boston Winter January 2017

Because they renovate an apartment in my house, there is bathtub in our front lawn. You could bathe in snow now.

Boston Winter January 2017

What about you? Do you like winter? Have you already gotten any snow?

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One Response to “Winter in Boston 2017”

  1. January 9, 2017 at 6:14 am #
    Hallo aus dem kalten Deutschland, ok, heute ist es "warm" mit 0 Grad ;) Wir hatten die letzten Tage bis zu -12 Grad, weiter unten Richtung München sogar bis -20 Grad. Schnee haben wir jetzt seit ca. 3 Tagen, waren am Wochenende jetzt rodeln, dick eingepackte Kinder hatten wir dabei und sie fanden es toll, dicht beschneite Hänger runterzurollen und zu rodeln. Ich persönlich mag zwar draußen die Winterlandschaft, aber mir tut dann alles weh, die Knochen etc. Ich mag lieber den Frühling und den (nicht so heißen) Sommer :) Tolle Bilder hast Du da wieder eingefangen! (Canavar fehlt!) Die Eichhörnchen haben wir auch schon im Park gefüttert...und die Enten ....süß, dass sie was auf dem Kopf haben! LG Ivi

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