Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Drive

We've been getting lots of snow lately. On Saturday, we got 9 inches! Sunday morning when I went to work it was 17 below 0. The only saving grace to this weather is how pretty everything looks.
I took a drive around our block and took some pictures out the window, to show you what it looks like here in West Michigan.


I love seeing the branches all covered in white.


This gravel road is really pretty, but not real nice to drive on!



Do you see the leaves on this tree still hanging on, even in the snow?


I think each tree has it's own special beauty in each season. I love the snow on the pine trees, but I also love the delicate lacy look of the snow on the branches of the other trees.



And we've made it back home. My driveway is just beyond the pine tree on the left. Hope you enjoyed the drive!

29 comments:

Pat said...

What a pretty drive! I think every type of tree and shrub looks pretty with fresh snow on it. Then after I see it, I wish it would melt. LOL!

Karin said...

So delicately covered with the icing sugar! Looks great - but ask me if I know how horrible driving is in this stuff! - Up here, it's going to be above 0 all week - yay!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

17 below? Oh my. I have been complaining about our negative 3 today... I better get my act together. You are so right though. It sure is pretty. Stunning!

Andrea said...

So thankful you made it back home safely. They say we are going to get lots of rain instead of snow, this time. I am probably the only person in my state that would rather have snow..lol!

Hugs,
andrea

Kim said...

Lovely! But I'm thankful to be looking at your photos and not experiencing the snow myself :) I'll take the heat any day!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Beautiful...peaceful!

Jerelene said...

What lovely pictures..just beautiful. I am however, starting to feel very ready for spring;)
My arthritis isn't enjoying the cold at all!
You have a really nice blog..
I loved your friday funny with the potatoes...FUNNY!!
Nice to meet you...Jerelene

Brenda said...

Well that was the warmest drive I've ever taken! Beautiful.

Betty said...

Lovely pictures! I´m enjoying your snow pics so much, me being in such a different climate and season. I´m sure it´s hard to see the beauty when everything is so slippery and cold.

Connie said...

We do live in a beautiful spot don't we. It's beautiful in, looking out.

kari said...

it really is very pretty. thanks for the drive. I really like the 3rd and 4th pictures - the color of the leaves against the white - gorgeous.

Sadie said...

Great photos! I love the snow, but I DREAD driving in it! These are gorgeous!

Sadie said...

Great photos! I love the snow, but I DREAD driving in it! These are gorgeous!

Cindy said...

okay that's it! I have to take pictures of my drive down the road! I swear we live on the same road!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Just divinely beautiful! Great pictures, Mari. I prefer to experience it all from here where it will be 50 degrees today! I hope you stay warm and safe as you go about your daily activities.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Magic scenes. Pretty, silent, beautiful and peaceful... A dream :)

Raise Them Up said...

That was a beautiful trip around your neighborhood! I love the beauty of the snow, but I have to admit to feeling anxious for Spring.

It was nice to finally catch up on your blog today. :) I'm jealous of all your freezer meals! What a great job done!

And the tator joke. Lol! Thanks for that!

Erika Jean said...

very pretty! The pictures remind me of the quietness that comes with all that snow - probably one of my favorite things about it!

Brooke said...

gorgeous!!

Musicaljean said...

Beautiful!

Kayren said...

And here I thought we were cold at -1 on the way to church!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Beautiful pictures! We are having some snow in OH too. I do love the snow, especially freshly falling snow!

Sandra said...

Beautiful and that last picture especially is gorgeous :)

Kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Brrrrr...just got a chill thinking of how very cold it must be.

Hugs,
Kat

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Looks way too cold for me. What a beautiful road...through a photo...tho!! And your home must be situated is a great area of the town....hidden amongst the wooded forest. Beautiful.

~Ginger said...

I think I need to drive out your way to get some winter pics. Lindsey made a joke out of my little pictures because they included the electrical wires. Hey, I was on my front porch and just shot a couple pics. Argh, I just don't have the talent that you two have. Awesome photos Mari! You are so talented.

Shelly said...

That was a nice drive! There is beauty in every season of Michigan and we get to enjoy every one of them. I love how you word things.

linda said...

17 below!! That just gave me a cold shiver! I honestly couldn't imagine going out in 17 below zero. I'd be home in my pj's all day!

As cold as it is, no doubt about it, it is beautiful to look at.

Lulu said...

love the pics..wish i could print them out..