So while my “southern” friends are posting pictures of crocuses and daffodils, we’re still getting snow, snow and more snow.
If you’re a Wordle player (which I am) please guess the following word __ __ __ __ __
You have to guess it in one shot because I’m incapable of replicating the game for each and every one of you enthusiasts right now.
Look at how many of you got it! Good job! The Wordle word of the winter is SNOWY.
I just thought you might enjoy seeing some more snowy pictures. (No? But please stay. It will help you appreciate gratitude for weather in your neck of the woods. And we all now how a little thankfulness helps our mood at this time of year, don’t we? It brightens my day when you say hello, too.)
Our latest bout dropped about 14 inches since yesterday morning. Could even be more. We’ve been shoveling the deck. Making a trail to the bird feeder to feet all the purple finches, pine groesbeck, blue jays and chickadees. Digging out the tractor. Shoveling out the cars. Moving them. Plowing the driveway to the road.
We may also drive into town to get more gas for the tractor. To be determined. Depending how much it’s snowing in a half hour or so. (At this moment it doesn’t look promising. It’s really __ __ __ __ __)
The snow is really pretty. It is. Honest.
This is an interesting “weather event” because it’s coming in two stages. We’ve experienced the first phase which predicted 12-15 + inches. Except there’s ANOTHER 5-11 inches coming (12-16 in the higher terrain west of Marquette).
The chart below shows the initial projection, which proved woefully underestimated.
We shall finish our chores soon. Oh wait. I forgot. We still have to roof rake.
Tomorrow morning we shall start the entire scenario all over again.
I like this leaf photo. It makes winter look so simple and beautiful. That is one of the faces of snow. Utterly gorgeous. Just so.
The last picture: Keweenaw Bay from my friend’s house a week ago. I love this, too. The deer candle holders, the blooming flower, the snow and ice.
I will be offline for a spell now. We are going to be busy with family matters and there won’t be time to read, comment and post blogs.
Please tell me the weather in your neck of the woods and how you’re doing these late February days. And anyone playing Wordle?
snowing here too, but it quickly tows and it gets REALLY really slippery to walk. Sending a warm towinguphug! xoxox
Oh, Leelah, that can be really challenging when everything turns to ice and it gets hard to walk. Hope that doesn’t last long for you. Hugs back!
No snow here but 30°, windy and sunny. We’re expecting a big freeze tonight. I was out till after dark last night putting in all my plants for my garden so they wouldn’t freeze in their pots. Thanks for the beautiful snowy pictures!
Alanna, I hope your garden plants make it safely through your big freeze. It’s always so iffy with plants when the temperatures go below freezing. I am glad you enjoyed the snowy Michigan photos. 🙂
Snowy! Here in coastal Oregon no snow yet but it’s supposed to come to the coastal range today. I don’t know if we will get any, but it’s dipping down into the low twenties tonight and the mid thirties will be the high. That’s really cold for this California Girl! ❄️❄️❄️
Jodi, I think fondly of your coastal Oregon weather–I am imagining it as heaven, but those temperatures sound like it’s still winter there. Stay warm! (And who knew you were a fellow Wordelite?) Talk soon. Hopefully!
Aren’t we all playing Wordle? Good brain exercise. As for your snow, I am glad it’s not visiting here. It is beautiful, yes it is, but it is cold and it inhibits movement and my old body does not like shoveling. Or cold. Although cold is coming to visit us, but so far as I know, the snow is not. It is to stay in the mountains.
I am fully enjoying Wordle, Carol. And it’s thanks to you and Dawn that I finally got intrigued enough to try it. Glad to hear the snow will probably stay in the mountains where it belongs. Hope spring comes soon. I am sure it will–for you guys out there.
I always think of winter as the tune of hushed, slow, lazy days. I feel like the leaf in your photo. I love winter and don’t want to see it go. XOXO
Stacy, winter surely is that, too. Slow, quiet, lazy, cozy days. Simple. It can be such a juxtaposition here. Cozy and beautiful AND hard work and dangerous to drive in. Ah, such is life. Always both/and it seems. Hope you get to keep enjoying your winter down in your neck of the woods. ❤
He peeks in every now and then. We’re expecting him tomorrow. 🙂
Ally Bean sent me–we are in southeast Michigan, near Ann Arbor. We don’t have as much snow. We had five inches Thursday and today (Tuesday) rain rain rain. I loved seeing your big piles!
Annie, how nice to meet you. Thanks to Ally Bean and her magnificent blogroll project! When I get time it will be a pleasure to check out some new bloggers. Our son went to U of M so we are familiar with the Ann Arbor area–and loved it. Glad you enjoyed seeing all our snow. 🙂
Love your photos of the snowy landscape, Kathy. We have a winter storm warning right now, and it’s snowing. We’re hoping for BIG snow like yours because our snowpack is below average this season. We’re also supposed to have frigid temps for a few days, so hopefully it keeps the snow dry and powdery. We still like to play in it, but it also makes work raking the roof and clearing decks when the storm passes. Luckily, our mountain towns are set up for clearing it off the roads, plus Bob and I don’t have to drive at the peak of a storm. Stay warm!
Barb, I do hope you get your big snow–I know you guys need the bigger snowpack to help prevent wildfires in the summer. We spent the day working so hard, but it feels very healthy with so much physical exercise. Isn’t it wonderful when we don’t have to drive out in the snow? Then it’s enjoyable to watch the flakes come down.
P.S. Barb, I really enjoyed reading your blog. Sam is growing up so fast!
With more snow on the way, batten down the hatches, Kathy! Me? Well … you asked. I golfed yesterday and walked on the beach this morning in shorts and a t-shirt.
Frank, I am envying you, well, just a bit! 🙂 What might the temperatures be along your beach in the morning? We heard it’s going to be upper 70’s in Georgia on Thursday. Will you be warmer than that?
This morning was low 60s … But that’s higher than most days. Got into mid 70s today … Could have 2 more days before temps go down. Felt good to finally be in a t-shirt today. 😊
That really sounds lovely, Frank!
Yikes, that’s a LOT of snow!! We’re in the rainy, warm sector right now, but we’re due to get the cold starting this evening. Who knows what that’s going to bring?? Personally, I’m more than ready for warm weather … without the rain!
Debbie, I used to love March in lower Michigan with the hints of spring in the air. I guess your rain showers will be preparing the earth for all your spring flowers but sometimes we long for those sunny days. May your warm weather come soon! You and Monkey will enjoy many walks.
Ally Bean sent me to check out your blog and I was surprised to see another Michiganer. I’m in the Grand Rapids area and can’t wait until spring!!!! Love your photos.
Ally Bean is the best! Thanks for stopping by. I am originally from downstate–near Lake Huron–and always have loved that spring comes earlier than it does to the UP. But we have lived here for more than 40 years. I won’t be able to come blog visitin’ for a week or two due to family concerns, but hope to see your site soon.
Over from Ally’s. YES, that is a lot of snow, not what I’m used to here in the PacNW. We do have a cold spell this week with a low of 18 but that’s extreme for us. Your snow is certainly beautiful though. (but lots of work!) I’m a Wordler and also do Wordi; I play hard mode on Wordle and practice on Wordi which I can play unlimited times. So I try out a variety of starting words. Good brain exercise!
Hi Margaret, nice to meet you. I think it’s so great that Ally Bean put together than amazing blogging list. Our daughter lives in Portland–the NW is such a beautiful place and we hope to go visit it a lot more. Wordle is a great brain exercise. Maybe it will keep our minds sharp! Unfortunately, I’m going to be mostly offline for the next week or two, but hope to visit your blog soon after.
Wow!!! 😊 I love your hat. Is it made of wool? That pile of snow on top of the bird feeder tells a story… I love the beautiful picture looking out your friend’s window. I’ve been playing Wordle but I find it almost too challenging. The weather here is on a roller coaster. Weirdly warm days alternating with wintry mix storms. (Wish we had a little more snow but not quite so much as you have.)
Yes, it is wool, Barbara. Barry’s former co-worker (our friend and his fishing partner) won it at a fishing tournament a few years ago and gave it to me. Isn’t that sweet? I found Wordle to be super challenging the first handful of times. It was a Mystery how people were getting the words. But lately it’s been much easier. Hoping your roller coaster weather ends soon–maybe after giving you a little more snow!)
The winter word I picked is BLEAK. While I like snow in moderation, there comes a day when it should be all over. I like your photo of the leaf in the snow. I don’t know why, but it calls to me. Happy Wednesday!
Ally Bean, you are the blogging snow angel of the winter—I hope you know that! Looking forward to reading some of the blogs when our family issues are resolved. xoxoxo
Wonderful pictures! But I’m glad I’m just looking and not experiencing that cold!!!
I am so glad you enjoyed the snowy pictures—from afar!! 😄
Snow is simple, and beautiful. Particularly in photos. I love watching snow fall. And I like walking in the beginning of a snowstorm. But then it gets too cold, and dangerous to walk and too__ ___ ___ ___ ___. Gorgeous from the inside looking out, but after a few days, sunshine and lollipops are my song. Stay warm and happy and good luck with the family matters.
Pam, I do agree with you! Winter in moderation. We practically slid through two intersections while our driving today. There’s rumors we broke snow daily totals for February. And I know you are enjoying sunshine and lollipops these days!
Good gracious – be careful out there, my goddess friend. ❤
A friend who lives in SNOWY (I like Wordle, too 🙂 ) regions once told us that it’s only romantic to shovel snow the first time you ever have to do it. After that… Not so much. I think your gorgeous photos of the Winter Wonderland prove the point 🙂 How about a new Wordle guess… MELTS? 😀
I ADORE your MELTS guess! That’s a good one. It can be fun to shovel snow but it can sure get old. I’m over it for this year, lol!
Ally sent me your way, and I wanted to say hello to a fellow blogger who also started in 2010. 🙂
You had me at “raking the roof.” Bless your heart. 🙂
You’ve been a long time blogger too! So lovely that Ally Bean created that comprehensive blog roll. We are busy for the next little while with family matters but I hope to check out your blog soon.
I live in the southern part and when it snows, it melts….I got dumped on a foot a few days ago, as soon as the sun came out my driveway was wet concrete after shoveling off the top layer. I’m at 6743ft so the sun is hot and in 35degrees you can sit on the front porch in the sun with just burks on and a t shirt. You snow reminds me of the stuff from my childhood in PA. I had a similar snow suit. lol
Glad to have reminded you of your northern childhood with snow. *smile* That snowmobile suit actually belonged to my grandma about 1969! I was happy to inherit it and it’s still keeping me warm!
Loving your snow, the weather here can’t make it’s mind up, some days are warmish and dry, others cold and wet, others wet, cold and windy. Some days all three.
Enjoy your time from blogging’
Thank you, Tilly. Let’s hope spring is right around the corner!
The deer candles holders and purple flowers look so beautiful against the snow outside. Very homely.
Thank you, I thought they were so pretty too.