Monday, January 27, 2020

Walter comes to work

We have a new little friend at my work.  Our Assistant Director of Nursing got a puppy and has been taking him to work with her.  He spends a lot of time in her office, but also goes around and visits the residents who just love him.  He gets lots of love and attention, and brings lots of joy! He's a golden retriever, so he won't stay this little for long!
Meet Walter!

Isn't he the cutest?

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Ice and flooding

We've had a real problem with high water in our area for the past year.  The great lakes are very high, which has caused a lot of beach erosion, and recently a cottage was washed into Lake Michigan because of it.  Closer to our house, the Grand River has also been high, and we get frequent flood advisories.  Last week we had a lot of snow and the river was higher, but it has now come down a little.
I went to the river the other day to check it out.

You can see how high the water is, with this tree surrounded by water. It sure looks cold!

 I thought some of these trees were so interesting.  You can see ice shelves around the trunks, from when the water was higher, and then it sticks.  It's pretty cool to see a bunch of trees together with these ice shelves on them.

A little more ice hanging on a tree.
I wish I could have gotten better pics, but couldn't get close enough to the trees that had lots of ice.

Thursday, January 23, 2020