By: BarnDweller, 6:29 PM GMT on January 20, 2006

When I got up this morning the thermometer outside the living room window read 51 degrees. That is pretty warm for this time of the year.

We had several inches of wet heavy snow fall on Wednesday but those warm temps have melted every trace of it. The creek in the backyard is running fast and furious.

The weatherman says the temps will be falling this afternoon and we should be getting 5 to 7 inches of the white stuff overnight.

Not a huge amount but enough to make driving interesting. I remember as a child getting lots of big snowstorms but anymore 7 inches of fresh snow is quite a bit for Lower Michigan.

It would be interesting to compare the average snowfall for the last forty years in Flint, to see if we used to get bigger winter storms and higher accumulations.

Or maybe as a child the depth of the snow just looked a lot deeper?


What is that thing?

By: BarnDweller, 6:22 PM GMT on January 12, 2006


When I looked outside a while ago I spotted a great big yellow glow in the sky to the east. It kind of scared me at first until I had this warm fuzzy feeling suddenly come over me.

Most people in the northern states have a hard time adjusting to the brightness when it happens. We squint our eyes and wrinkle up our nose. People start to point and smile.

Our SOPD slowly starts to return. We fight it at first but can't help ourselves. We may get a chance at a Sunset photo!
That's if the gray gloom stays away long enough.

We can only hope.......


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