Pages

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!









Here's a few pictures of our back front and side yard here in West Michigan. We are having some cold weather. When I took these pictures around 4:30 on Saturday our thermometer said it was 6 degrees! Because we live near Lake Michigan we often fall victim to lake effect snow. This happen when cold air moves over the warmer lake, causing clouds to build over the lake and snow falls when the clouds reach the land. What this means to us is - it is cold here and it's been snowing all day! This is predicted to continue for the next few days. In this weather I certainly am thankful for things like a home and a furnace!





post signature

15 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

I have enjoyed being inside looking outside today! It is so beautiful! On the way up to TC on Thursday I said it looks like Narnia here! I love Michigan! Thanks for the beautiful pictures Mari! Thanks for the award too! I so appreciate your encouragement!

Terri said...

I love it. I'm always waiting for weather like this!

Cherdecor said...

"Baby, It's Cold Ourside!" I remember that song and only 6 degrees? That is cold! It looks like you guys in western Michigan are getting pounded!

I wonder if you will have church tomorrow morning. We were just reading blogs from church planters in Atlanta and two of their churches are being canceled because of weather. (Down there, they are probably just getting a dusting. Tsk! Tsk!)

Cherdecor said...

Oh, I forgot to comment on your pictures. They are so pretty! It looks like you live near a wooded area. You probably see lots of animals from time to time. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Deb said...

Great Title, like that song. Yes it's great to be inside warm and cozy:)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Amen to the furnace! We've already been down the broken furnace road and today I am SO thankful for heat.

The snow is looking beautiful as it hangs on the pines, but it is almost too cold to even go outside. We headed out yesterday and cut our plans short because we just didn't want to get out of the car.

Your sister is nuts...loving winter. She sure lives in the right state. I must be getting old because Texas and Florida are sounding better every year.

Jennifer Partin said...

I hear ya! It gets cold here in Japan too----but we don't have central heat! No one in Japan does---kinda like the stove and dryers.

Did enjoy the snow picture-----hope you don't have to work and can enjoy a few days in a warm house with no place to go. :)

julie said...

I love the snow!!!! Great pictures Mari. It looks so beautiful - but you're right is sure is cold.

Pat said...

Lovely to look at - freezing to the bone! We only got a dusting here on the East side of Mi., but it's only January - anything can still happen! I'm dreading the next heating bill - but the flip side is I am able to stay warm and for that I give thanks!

Mel's World said...

Holy Canoli Mari...that IS COLD!!!! Hope from Monkey Giggles is up in Michigan too and she emailed me last night to tell me it was 1 degree outside. CRAZY!!!

I think God knew I wouldn't be cut out for that kind of weather when HE made my parents move to FL while I was in High School. Didn't like them much back then for that, but so glad for it now.

Stay Warm...if it is any consolation it is chilly and raining here in South Florida (it is 60 right now and people are getting weird about it...you remember my other posts about Cold weather in South Florida). Ha!

Keep layering the clothes, it works for us.

Melissa

PS - Keep posting pics, they are great!!!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Yes, it's freezing outside! Those are great pictures. I do like this weather though.

Saija said...

yup, that looks familiar! though now we are just in the deep freeze - sun shining and temperature dropping!

those poor guys in green bay, playing football outside! that is crazy dangerous already!

BethAnne said...

Hey! I found your blog through Jennifer Partin. I love the snow pictures! It is beautiful - here in east TN, we rarely see snows like that. Enjoy it!

Laura said...

Yes indeed it is freezin' out!!! When Andy called and told me things were canceled because of their 1/4 mm of snow I laughed and said - you should feel how cold it is up here now!! Our poor little heater is going triple time!

The Birds Nest said...

I haven't seen snow like that in a long time. I'm glad you took those beautiful photos!!