The past decade, which is drawing to a close, had some doozies as far as storms go. One that sticks in my mind was the Christmas blizzard of 2010.
I was in New York City at my sister’s and it had already snowed quite a bit by the time Christmas Day rolled around. But then on December 26th into December 27th was a flat-out blizzard. I still wish I had taken more photos.
You haven’t seen anything until you have seen Park Avenue in New York City with no cars or taxis or buses moving, just a blanket of snow.
I remember when the snow was really coming down in earnest how eerily still New York City was. You always expect a major metropolitan city to be constantly noisy. But it wasn’t, it was still and quiet like you were in the country￼.
A city in a major snow storm is vastly different from suburbia. Except it forces everyone to slow down whether they want to or not.
And I remember even snow plows getting stuck as they started to move the snow once it stopped.
And once it stopped that year, it felt bitter cold because I remember it was so incredibly windy.
Thanks for rambling down memory lane.