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Sunday, January 25, 2009

January in West Michigan



We have been getting lots of snow and have had our share of cold weather here. So far this month, we have had 13 days in a row with recordable snow fall. We have had 95 inches of snow this season and the average for a whole year is 80. We also went through a week that was very cold, with low temps below 0 degrees and high temps not above 10.
These are pictures I've taken around our house and at work. You can see the bank on our driveway. Right now we have about 15 inches of snow in our yard, so we're having to throw the snow high, to get it off the driveway. The bottom right corner shows the parking lot at our grocery store. It is bordered by piles of snow and if we get much more, I don't know where they will put it! I added the picture of Andy's truck so he can see it covered in snow.
Although I've seen enough snow for a while, I must admit that it looks pretty!



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27 comments:

Lorie said...

I am so jealous!!! Here in the DC area we have had NO accumulation at all.. I think we had flurries once or twice!!! Beautiful pictures!!

jenniferw said...

Global warming strikes again, LOL!

Great pics as always, Mari!

Cherdecor said...

Mary, You captured some really pretty sites in the snow around your house. I don't know which is my favorite. I like the bird feeder and I like the bench. The berries are pretty too.

I wonder what kind of floods you will have when all of this snow begins to melt?

Pat said...

You're right Mari, it is so pretty in pictures. Living with it daily is something else though! I always worry about the elderly out in the ice and snow. I don't see a thaw coming soon, do you?

darla said...

wow, i love seeing Michigan from Texas, i would never have seen this prior to blogging, one of the many reasons i love it so much!

Groomer Angie said...

Beautiful shots! I have to admit though, you guys can keep it. LOL The little bit we get here in NE TN is enough for me. I'm more of a summer person.

A Stone Gatherer said...

O.K. I'm going to whine here so you may want to by pass this comment! It is pretty, but I'M SO COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAH WAH!!!!!

Terri said...

I think it is pretty - I do like that it's off the roads. Now I don't have to worry quite so much about Chelsea driving in it!

Cheri said...

I love that picture of the berries on the tree covered with snow- gorgeous!

Even I am getting a bit closer to wanting spring though- you happy now :)

Leigh said...

I LOVE the pictures, Mari! SO pretty!

Lara Gisela said...

I love your pictures, Mari, and they are really pretty though I know that it's not that fun to have so much snow.

Kari said...

Now that is a lot of snow! I don't think I could survive. I am an island girl through and through. I love the sun too much although I can the see the beauty in your pictures.

Lois Lane II said...

WOW. Looking at those pics just makes me cold, lol! But, your right, they are beautiful!

Growin' with it! said...

that looks like something you'd see on a card. gorgeous!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh my, I think you win with all your snow. In northern MN they've had that much but I'm not sure about the southern part. Your pictures are awesome!

Have a happy day,
Kathi :)

Kim said...

Yes, LOVE the pictures, glad I don't have to deal with the reality! LOL Thanks for sharing your world!

All My Blessings said...

I like your selection of pictures. It is beautiful but very very very cold. I love to be outside and can't to get digging, weeding and planting again. Kae

Sandra said...

Love all the photos you used Mari :)

Elizabeth Ann said...

Wonderful pictures...I liked the birdhouse with it's very high snowhat, and the two little sparrows discussing when the weather is going to change...WHERE IS SPRING!!

I once lived where it snowed, when I was between being born and turning 8, in Chicago. It was sooo fun! I had little idea what it took for my parents to deal with it all...wasn't it MADE for sledding and snowballs...why scrape it away??!!

Rebekah said...

we are to have our first real measurable snow tomorrow. The kids are so excited. Im sure you are ready for green grass though

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Last week I saw some beautiful trees in the muck fields. The fog was hanging and the trees looked like crystal. I think that is one of the most beautiful things when the snow just hangs on the trees and looks like glass.

I don't like winter, but you must admit there is beauty that is only seen during this season.

justabeachkat said...

Brrrrrr! Oh Mari, I can't imagine! After the day we had today (see my post tonight), I'm so glad we live where we do. Brrrrr....where's my blankie? Just looking at your snow has me chilled. LOL

Hugs!
Kat

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

You've had TONS more snow than us, and I understand that we're having more than usual (I'm taking everyone's word for it since it's my first winter here and all). We have it packed in our parking lots too, probably not like you, and we still have it in our yard, but not 15 inches worth anymore. It's just been so stinkin' cold it doesn't melt.

Brenda said...

I cannot believe I have to come home to that!!!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Sweet collage ! How did you make it ?

Shelly said...

I like how you did the winter scene pics. Very nice-- lady!

Kendrah said...

what an awesome collage, I too would love to know how to make one..great photos. Kendrah