What Does Winter In Maine Look Like?

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Real Estate Agent with The Maine Real Estate Network

Many people have their ideas of what winter must look like here in Maine.  Many Mainers watched in amazement as snow in the southern states brought everything to a stand still, and understandably so.  They simply are not accustomed to the white stuff and don't have the equipment to deal with it.

Here in Maine, people take it all in stride.  Actually this year, much like last, I think the states just below us have gotten much more snow than we have.

Life toodles on in Maine no matter how much snow piles up.  The plow keep the main roads clear, the children bundle up and outdoor activities continue no matter how much snow falls.  Snow removal, sledding, and skiing provide plenty of exercise.

A friend sent me this video and I thought I would share it.  Just a snippet of life in Maine in the winter time.

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The Maine Real Estate Network - Kristen Wheatley - Lewiston-Auburn Maine Real Estate

Maine Realtor Kristen Wheatley  

Kristen Wheatley is a Maine Realtor working and living in Central Maine.  She specializes in the sale of residential and investment property in the Lewiston-Auburn area and surrounding towns.  Kristen uses the latest tools and mobile technology to provide a superior experience and results for her clients and enjoys sharing these technology skills and teaching other real estate professionals and local small business owners.

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Kristen - what a cool video. Loved it when the dog is running in the snow, all happy. Quite different from Florida.

Jan 16, 2011 07:06 PM #7
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This is exactly how I picture Maine.  I don't know how you do it, but you Mainers certainly have my respect!

Jan 16, 2011 07:10 PM #8
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Winter in Maine looks a lot like winter in Ohio...........I love the snow.

Jan 16, 2011 07:15 PM #9
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Kristen - I was wondering what happend to you???  Thought you might've dropped your laptop in the snow and couldn't find it.  You are correct, the recent snow we got down here in the South was a bit of a 'show stopper'!  It has been sooooo cold that we actually still have snow/ice on our deck (crazy!).  I, personally, love the snow...but, I can do without the ice!  Thanks for sharing the video.  I feel like I got a workout just watching that person shovel all that snow.  Take care!

Jan 16, 2011 07:42 PM #10
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I once walked to a dinner party in Cape Elizabeth, ME  with the snow coming down almost horizontal as the wind blew in from the ocean.  The roads were not yet plowed and our friends lived in the neighborhood.  It was a very memorable walk and the moment I always think of when I think of winter in Maine.

Jan 16, 2011 08:23 PM #11
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Oh, forgot to mention I still have my LL Bean boots I wore that night...

Jan 16, 2011 08:24 PM #12
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Thank you for this!  I love snow and would do quite well in that environment, as would our dog....my husband?  Eh, not so much.

Jan 16, 2011 08:38 PM #13
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Kristen - That is a lot of snow and it makes me cold just watching the video.

Jan 16, 2011 10:45 PM #14
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Kristen - I just read Jon's comment ... and wonder ... how different was it from Russia?  Bless your heart and hope all is well ...

Jan 16, 2011 10:50 PM #15
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BLiz:  I had to take a little break from most of my computer activities and recover from some serious eye strain.  I think I've got it under control now.  Going cold turkey was quite difficult.  Ironically, people here deal much better with feet of snow.  We seem to have more accidents when it is just a couple of inches.

Ginny:  Eek!  80 degrees in January would drive me nuts!  For some reason, I can deal with the cold much easier than the heat.  I'm not that fond of 80 degrees even in the summer. :-)  I missed everyone too.

So true Patricia.  I was amazed to see that 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground somewhere.  They just don't have the means or experience to deal with it in the south.

Jon:  The dog did look like he was having a blast.  Our dog used to love tunneling under the snow.  We never knew quite where he would come up.

Thanks Cinnamon.  I do love it.  It is even better when you don't have to go anywhere and you can hunker down with a nice mug of hot cocoa.

Roger:  I think pretty soon they'll also be saying winter in Maine looks like winter in North Carolina.  The snow seems to be dipping further south each year.

Perish the thought Denise.  My laptop is one of my most prized possessions. :-)  I felt like a junkie going through withdrawal only using it for an hour each day.  I'm easing back into it and using a few tricks to keep my eyes from freaking out again.  I thought perhaps I had some hideous eye infection or rare disease.  I never realized eye strain could get that bad.  Lesson learned.  I agree with your sentiments about the ice.  Nothing but trouble.

Norma:  Got to love that horizontal snow!  ...LL Bean stuff lasts forever!

Susan:  Ain't it grand!  I love it too.  You guys did get a bunch of the white stuff last year.

Michelle:  Ironically, it was only a little over a foot.  We haven't had too much yet this year, its just that it doesn't ever really melt until spring.

Good point Jack.  That may be why he is in Florida.   What say you Jon?

Jan 17, 2011 01:58 AM #16
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The joys of winter Kristen. I'm about done with it, it was - 30 this morning, blah. I did enjoy the banjo music in the video though, I had never associated banjo music with snow shovelling before.

Jan 17, 2011 10:42 AM #17
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Kristen,

I'm so glad your back.  I hope your eyes are feeling better.  Try and limit your online time so you don't have to go cold turkey.  By the way, snow in Seattle is much more fun than snow in Maine, noone knows how to drive in it and its hilly.  Nothing better than pouring yourself a hot buttered rum and watching the cars try (and fail) to make it up a hill.

Tamara

Jan 17, 2011 05:26 PM #18
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This is a fabulous video. Funny, I was thinking about you the other day when I heard on the radio all the snow you were getting and Maine. You won't hear me complaining about 49 degrees and rain!

Jan 17, 2011 08:33 PM #19
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Wow...I really enjoyed watching this video, Kristen.  And the commentary is priceless, "...hmmm...wonder what she's gonna do coming up that driveway.  Yep, that's what I thought"  Love it!!!

Jan 17, 2011 08:35 PM #20
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Kristen,

Maine..the way life should be. Mostly. I got cold watching the video. Gld to be hearing from you again via Active Rain

Jan 17, 2011 09:55 PM #21
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Malcolm:  30 below would irritate me too. :-)  We are at an even 0 right now, so that is more doable.  Is "doable" a real word?  I hear it all the time, but it looks funny in print.  I think the banjo music makes the video as well.

Too late Tamara - I already blew it so I had to go cold turkey for a while, but now I'm inching back and doing a much better job of limiting my time online.     -Twisted entertainment...I Love it!

Thanks Rene, but I think the states just below us got much more.  I think I would complain about 49 degrees and rain. :-)  All is right with the world when we have a nice blanket of snow.

David:  I loved it too.  I love how Mainers know when they are beat and just dump the car and walk.

 

Jan 17, 2011 09:55 PM #22
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Good to be back Charles :-)  It is a bit nippy, but I think Malcolm has us beat with 30 below!  Eek!

Jan 17, 2011 09:57 PM #23
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Kristen,

 

I'm eager to come to Maine. But when I do make my long in the works trip to Bustin Island, you had better believe it will be in July or August. That is a lot of snow

Jan 18, 2011 01:12 PM #24
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Welcome back, Kristen! I missed you! Great video, too. I agree...winter's not the same without a lot of snow, but it belongs on the ski slopes and back yards where people can enjoy it! Not piled up in mountain-high drifts on the streets so you can't see the car coming along 'til you're halfway into the road! Sheesh!

Jan 19, 2011 09:15 AM #25
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Scott:  Maine would love to have you.  July and August are great too.  Especially for those trying to escape the heat!  THat is usually about the time I start wishing for snow. :-)

LOL Nina!  Our roads used to be plowed A LOT better.  Most towns have had to cut back, so on days like that one when the snow just kept coming, a lot of towns waited until it was done.  Since we don't really have a traffic issue here it really doesn't seem so bad.  I wouldn't want it on the roads either if I was in a more populated area.  Of course, I'm used to my nice high clearance 4 wheel drive Bronco, so I don't have to worry about getting stuck (insert fingers crossed here.)...I guess I should go knock on wood now or something.

 

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