Winter is Here

By: JanesVacation, 9:19 PM GMT on January 24, 2016

I was going to say that summer is coming...but I know that is a bit too optimistic. The days are getting longer. Eespecially in the evening. It is now light until 6PM. The weather has been dark and cloudy, but the snow levels are manageable and the roads are dry. Too icy on the walking paths, but they will clear with a few more sunny days.

I picked up that small pot of daffodils at the grocery store this weekend. They were challenging to keep warm in the...


By: JanesVacation, 6:07 PM GMT on December 31, 2015

I think I'll borrow a picture from fellow WU blogger WeatherWise of this beautiful male cardinal welcoming the new year. I love seeing these winter birds standing out brightly against the snow. I'm always trying to get a shot of them with my phone, but they are usually on the highest branch of the tree where I can't quite get that closeup. So beautiful and majestic. One of my favorite January sights.

We are staying in tonight with some snacks, a bottle o...

Updated: 10:56 PM GMT on December 31, 2015

Mild December

By: JanesVacation, 9:15 PM GMT on December 12, 2015

Mild December days have been great for shopping, walking and commuting back and forth to work. The Saturday snow in November is a distant memory.

I saw these fall plants growing last week while walking. Their colorful foliage was fun to see. We also have random patches of green grass. Winter will come, but it will certainly be shortened. The mister saw shoppers wearing shorts in the grocery store this morning. (No, it really isn't warm enough for ...

Updated: 1:27 PM GMT on December 13, 2015

First Snow

By: JanesVacation, 1:22 PM GMT on November 21, 2015

The first snow arrived this morning. So far only about an inch. More is predicted during the day, but we will see. I'd forgotten (sort of) the weird blue light that accompanies the snow. It is really quite a depressing shade of whitish grey.

On Wednesday evening, I took the pic of the fall sunset. It looked like the world was on fire behind our bare branched oak tree. It was stunning. I was out in the yard because it had just stopped raining and I was su...

First Frost

By: JanesVacation, 12:57 PM GMT on October 18, 2015

The thermometer says 25F this morning. It is the morning of the first frost. October 11-21 is the first frost range. The silver lining is predicted highs in the mid to upper 60's for next week.

The leaves are changing with the season now. It looks really pretty. The waves are 3-6 feet on Lake Michigan most days. I'll post a picture I took last year of the waves in November. Our daughter will be here from Montreal next weekend. She did some shopping for me...

Updated: 1:07 PM GMT on October 18, 2015

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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!

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