Blizzard Juno 2015

The blizzard Juno swept through the NorthEast on Tuesday. Some areas, like New York, were over predicted and people complained due to the lack of snow and emergency accommodations the city made. Others cities, like Boston, got their helping of snow and then some.

Maine, per usual, got pounded by snow and winds, yet we did not make any national newscasts as other cities did. I suppose we could feel slighted not to get any attention. Then again, we live in Maine. This is how we do it.

Cape Porpoise during the blizzard.

Cape Porpoise during the blizzard.

Mainers are hardened to the heavy weather - cold temperatures, winds, lots and lots of snow. I believe it is this extreme of conditions that makes Maine... well, Maine. Yes, vacationers will be flocking to our shores and camping in our woods in a mere few months. They will be captivated by the raw, natural beauty of our home state, from the coastline to the peak of Mount Katahdin.

Boats at Pier 77 and an American flag torn by the winds.

Boats at Pier 77 and an American flag torn by the winds.

We will know, however, that the real beauty of Maine is how it is shaped by these extreme conditions. How Maine weathers the storm. How we pull together as neighbors and communities to get through the winter. This is, after all, home.