Yipes! Over six feet of snow have blanketed my dear Boston in the past 30 days, demolishing all previous blizzard records. We have now had EIGHT snow days off of school, forcing Boston Public Schools to eliminate two upcoming holidays to reach the allotted 180 school days before July hits. (Oh July… sweet, warm July… The city aches for you.)
Meanwhile, our public transportation system (the “T”) has completely shut down for today as another foot of snow plopped upon us and we struggled to dig free. As Boston’s never-ending blizzards made national news, people around the world must have become Google-curious, because all of a sudden I noticed thousands of readers finding this very blog.
Why? It turns out that my site is the #1 Google Images result for “Boston snow!” Unfortunately for people who enjoy accuracy, that search result actually pulls up this pretty blizzard article I wrote in 2013, NOT photos of our current situation.
Today, in an attempt to bring fresher photos on the internet scene, I finally ventured outside after days of huddling indoors avoiding Snow Globe City. I discovered two very different faces of the storm: In the famed Arnold Arboretum park, the snow is glorious!
In the streets, however, it is disgusting, and cars are doomed. To give you a balanced portrait of what Boston is experiencing now, I am alternating photos in this article between the Arboretum glory and the street stinkage.
These photos may make you laugh or cry, depending on where in the world you are viewing them. Regardless, I do hope you’ll leave your reactions and experiences in the comments section below!
So, what do you think? Do share your thoughts below!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 4.2 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!