Snowfall …

I’m probably in the minority here, but I just love watching the snow fall.

This week, they predicted that we would get about 2 to 4 inches of snow. As the snow approached, they began to change their predictions. It was going to be a “hit or miss” depending on where you lived. When I woke up Tuesday, I looked outside and was disappointed that I could still see the grass. Light snow was falling, but nothing accumulated.

I will say that I’m not a fan of driving in the snow, mostly because most people don’t know how to drive in it. I’m also not a big fan of shoveling it. That’s why we bought a snowblower a few years ago. However, my snowblower stopped working last year before the last big snow. My father in law picked it up this afternoon and said he’d see if he could figure out what the problem was. I’m hoping that he can figure it out. If not, I’ll be off to the store to get a new one (with electric start this time!).

I digress.

I love the way the snow sticks to the tree branches after a snowfall. I just love the way it looks. It is no wonder so many artists paint snow scenes. There is something about the “quiet” of a snow fall, too. I often find myself outside before shoveling or starting the snowblower and just looking at the snow falling and appreciating the peace and quiet that accompanies it.

As I have said in the past, I love the fact that here in Michigan we get to experience all four seasons. Each one is magical in its own way. With spring, we see nature’s rebirth. Summer brings warm sunshine. Fall brings about the amazing colors on the trees. Winter brings about cold and its own beauty.

While I was disappointed that there was no snow this week, I also know that I live in Michigan and that there will be plenty in the weeks ahead. I look forward to the first coating of snow….

9 thoughts on “Snowfall …

  1. Awesome pictures Keith… I love snow as well but unlike you…one inch will shut Nashville down. In the 1970s through the middle 80s we would get quite a bit of snow each year…not in the league you get but I do remember a 7 inch snow… We would also be out of school for a week to 2 weeks. I still love it.
    Problem is with us…we get pure ice sometimes…that is no fun. A couple of years ago we had an inch solid on the roads.
    But back to your post…I love snow and wish for it every year.

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      1. I wish we could have just one giant snow. I do remember when a front came through TN and then doubled back and hit us again…that was in 1977…I was out over 2 weeks of school with 8 inches of snow.

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      2. The thing my friends told me was that you guys don’t have salt and use sand instead for roads. I can’t even imagine!

        Lately, I feel like we’ve had more ice storms here. Those are the ones that are awful!! I can drive in the snow, but the ice – man, forget it!!! It’s deadly!!

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      3. We have some salt but they run out every year. They never know if it will snow…then they will come through and scrape the road packing it down into ice!

        Yea with ice the electricity goes out and it sucks.

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  2. We don’t experience the beauty of a snow fall, here in Coastal Georgia.
    You wouldn’t know it, but I have lived in snow states for many years.
    I miss the beauty of it all.
    –except for the cold

    Thanks for the imagery

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    1. I’ve thought about moving south often. I have many friends in Tennessee because of my radio career. I love it down there. My cousin lives near Atlanta. Many move south to avoid the snow, and while I’d enjoy the warmth, I’d miss the snow.

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