I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!
By: JanesVacation, 2:20 PM GMT on January 22, 2011
It's official...we have too much snow! I'm becoming concerned about our deck. I'm estimating about 24 inches and it keeps coming. Thinking about shoveling it off, but the temperature is 6F this morning. Any volunteers?
I'm remember summer and how we had day after day of blue skies and sunshine. The grass was green and the flowers were blooming. Running outside barefoot to pick some herbs out of the herb garden seems a distant memory. The tulip bulbs I planted a few months ago are under that think, white blanket and ready to come up as soon as this is over. Patience will be required.
Some more hot coffee in my cup and I'll take a few shots from the window. I don't want to open the doors or windows to take a picture - all of the 6F cold will come into the house.
It's difficult to gauge the true snow depth from the house. But, the milky gray isn't my camera - it is the way everything looks while it is snowing heavily. The little bird house my dad make has a snow covered roof hanging on the tree.
By: JanesVacation, 5:41 PM GMT on January 18, 2011
Over 200 schools were closed in our area today due to snow, sleet and freezing rain.
The precipitation has ended and roads will be passable by midday.
I will be busy working on lesson plans, doing homework for the grad class I am taking this semester and enjoying a bit of quiet time!
My back deck looks pretty much like this today. (Even though this picture was taken last January!) Or was it the January before? Hard to tell since all mid January days are usually all alike.