Nor’easter Nemo is on it’s way to Maine, and here in Bangor we’re expecting somewhere between 18-24 inches of snow over the next 36 hours or so. A couple of inches of light, fluffy powder fell this morning, though that had tapered off by about noon. The heavier stuff isn’t scheduled until later this evening and into the overnight hours, so the calm before the storm created a brief window of opportunity to get Oliver out before the full brunt of the weather arrives. Those dark clouds in the background… that’s Nemo.
Oliver paid a visit to the groomer this morning. His visit to the doggie spa got him a warm shower, a pedicure, and a rather nifty haircut. We’ve been brushing him every day, and just last week we had to give him an emergency bath – that was a sketch – but we felt that, in addition to taking care of his hygiene professionally, it was time to get him acclimated to the groomer. I have to admit, dropping him off and leaving him for an extended period of time brought back a rush of emotion similar to when I dropped Sam and Jack off at daycare for the first time. No need to worry… though a little nervous, apparently he behaved like an angel!
Depending on the conditions, I’m going to try and get myself down to Acadia on Sunday morning as the storm clears. It has been a LONG time since I made a landscape photograph, so what better time to get back in the saddle than when a huge storm hits my favorite national park. The Maine coast is expecting as much as two feet of snow in places, and that should make for some unique and spectacular wintry scenes. Though always respectful of the power of nature, here in Maine we’re kinda used to storms like this, so I’m hopeful that the roads will be somewhat clear by Sunday morning. Stay warm and stay safe!