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On and Off Snow

This late winter season has been quite erratic. We had days of deep snow last week, followed by a day in the 60’s and lots of rain in which all the snow melted. Now there are flood warnings and it … Continue reading

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Snow Comes Again

I am fond of snow this time of the year. (Ask me in March and you’ll hear a different story.) We finally got our first couple inches this week and all the animals are remembering what it’s like and what … Continue reading

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Imagining a White Christmas

Michigan is expected to have the warmest December, ever, and the snowy Christmas we wish for will probably be mild, gray, and misty. We had a short cold spell last week that I captured on film and we’ll just have … Continue reading

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Staying Inside

Whoa! We’ve got quite the blizzard going on here today. I don’t think there is much new snow, but the gusting winds are forming deep drifts and white-outs.  I’d planned to go see my mother at the nursing home to … Continue reading

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Snowy, But Could Be Worse

My part of Michigan was supposed to be getting the most horrible snow storm on Super Bowl Sunday. We hunkered down and stayed home for the day, and it turned out that other parts of the state suffered much worse … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

We have a quiet period now, since the winter storm yesterday.  The forecast says it will pick up again this afternoon through Friday morning.  In such a short time you wouldn’t think we’d be suffering from cabin fever, but we … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Whoa, big winter storm!  Fortunately, we had nowhere we had to go today so we could sit gazing out the windows into the opaque white mist as the drifts grew. I take that back, I did have to go out to … Continue reading

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A Long, Cold January

Sigh, it seems like this winter is going on forever.  I have a bad case of cabin fever and it’s hard even to force myself to do things that might keep my mind occupied.  I did some needle felting, at … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze

Like most of the US Midwest, we are stalled in the “polar vortex” zone with “life threatening wind chills.”   Add to that, the lake effect snows we get in this part of the world, and we have quite the … Continue reading

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Life With Fionny

Last night, I watched a Nova program on dogs.  It was fascinating, and explained how scientific experiments have proven that dogs are uniquely adapted to respond and relate to humans.  No big surprise to a dog lover, but I respect … Continue reading

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Snow Shoeing and Coyotes

Fionn and I are having a great time enjoying the white fluffy stuff.  It is a snow day and the schools are closed, not that it makes any difference to us.  We get to play every day if we want! … Continue reading

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January Doldrums

We’re in a band of cold air coming down from Canada and across the Great Lakes and generating “Lake Effect Snow” conditions.  Anyone from this area is quite familiar with this phenomenon.  Kids watch the TV or internet for news … Continue reading

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Mouse Superhighway

We haven’t had any new snow for a few days, and the animal tracks are telling stories.  Here is an example of a heavily-traveled route that little mice or chipmunks have been using between the woods and the field. I … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Blizzard

It has been a typical dull Michigan winter the past few weeks.  The sky and the snow-dusted fields and the icy roads all blend together into one vast dull gray canvass.  We rarely get to see any sun.  The only … Continue reading

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