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Winter Storm of 2016 Hits Long Island

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)   
January 26, 2016

Travel was strictly for the birds last weekend, when Winter Storm Jonas brought so much gusting snow that Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency and later banned travel.

Merrick, New York, USA. January 23, 2016. Travel is strictly for the birds, when Blizzard Jonas brings dangerous snow and gusting winds to Long Island, and Governor Cuomo bans travel, shutting down L.I.'s roads and railroads, due to hazardous conditions. A red male cardinal and several wrens eat seeds from a variety of hanging bird feeders in a suburban backyard, as the winter Storm of 2016 already dropped over a foot of snow on the south shore town of Merrick, with much more snow expected throughout Saturday and early Sunday. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. January 23, 2016. As Winter Storm Jonas brings dangerous snow and winds to Long Island, a  red male cardinal and several wrens eat seeds from bird feeders. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

As the storm was at its strongest mid-Saturday, I captured photos of wrens, robin red crests, cardinals, and pigeons at our bird feeders. Since I was aiming my Nikon through our open dining room window, I first put our two cats safely behind a shut door of another room.

Merrick, New York, USA. 24rd January 2016. Two Town of Hempstead snowplows, a small one plowing out a cul de sac, dead end side street, and a large plow on the bigger road leading to it, are clearing roads while Blizzard Jonas continues to bring dangerous snow and gusting winds to Long Island. Governor Cuomo banned travel, shutting down L.I.'s roads and railroads, due to hazardous conditions, and the winter Storm of 2016 has already dropped about two feet of snow on the south shore town. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. 24rd January 2016. Two Town of Hempstead snowplows are clearing roads early Sunday morning, while Blizzard Jonas continues to bring dangerous snow and gusting winds to Long Island.  (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Town of Hempstead Highway Department crews were working around the clock that weekend, and their long hard work showed. In fact, I saw a cul de sac near Park Avenue School cleared of snow before breakfast time Sunday.

Merrick, New York, USA. January 24, 2016. After Nor'easter drops more than two feet of snow on south shore of Nassau County, Long Island, many Town of Hempstead Highway Department employees work long hours operating snow ploys to plows to remove about 25 inches of snow blanketing downtown streets and public parking lots. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. January 24, 2016. Town of Hempstead Highway Dept. employees work long hours plowing 25 inches of snow blanketing downtown streets and parking lots. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Sunday afternoon, I took my all-wheel drive for a quick visit to downtown Merrick, where Town of Hempstead crews were plowing over two-feet of snow from the parking lots for the Merrick Long Island Railroad Station and Merrick United States Post Office.

And I was absolutely thrilled I charged extra batteries and picked up extra bottles of water on Friday for nothing, since we didn’t lose electricity.

My Winter Storm 2016 photos:  gallery   slideshow

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Flurry of Snowfalls

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 6, 2014

During Long Island’s winter of 2013-2014, it snowed…

Merrick, New York, U.S. January 21, 2014. Snow falls heavily on the windy elevated platform of the Merrick LIRR train station as towns declare snow emergency, with up to 10 inches of snow expected. The Metropolitan Transit Authority added extra afternoon trains to Long Island Rail Road. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, NY, U.S. January 21, 2014. Snowy, windy elevated platform of the Merrick LIRR train station. (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

and snowed…

Hillary cat looking out window with orchids and evergreen tree plants in it on snowy morning, February 5, 2014, Merrick, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Long Island, NY, U.S. – Feb. 5, 2014 – Cat looking out window on snowy morning, February 5, 2014, Merrick, New York, USA (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

and snowed…

Photo galleries: Snows January 2014  &   Snows February 2014

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(and snowed….)

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 24, 2013

The snow didn’t stop the thousands of people marching in the 252nd Annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Saturday, March 16, 2013, and well over a million people lined Fifth Avenue to watch and celebrate.

March 16, 2013 - New York, NY, U.S. - At the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, thousands of marchers show their Irish pride, as they march up Fifth Avenue, and over a million people, often in green and orange, watch and celebrate. Those marching, many who wore kilts, uniforms, colorful costumes, sashes, included Bag and Pipe Bands; Irish dancers; fire, police, military, religious, educational, and social groups. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

March 16, 2013 – New York, NY, U.S. – Port Authority Police Emerald Society gets ready to march in 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Because of massive ongoing restoration to St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s exterior, construction scaffolding pretty much ruled out picturesque photos of it, but I made sure to document the progress and the high, thin sign wrapped around the landmark: “ST. PATRICK’S IS OPEN,”

March 16, 2013 - New York, NY, U.S. - 'Leprechaun' NOEL RYAN, an alumnus of Quinnipiac College, kisses hand of young girl in crowd at the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. Thousands of marchers show their Irish pride, as they march up Fifth Avenue, and over a million people, often in green and orange, watch and celebrate. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

March 16, 2013 – New York, NY, U.S. – ‘Leprechaun’ NOEL RYAN, an alumnus of Quinnipiac College, kisses hand of young girl in crowd at the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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