Friday, December 19, 2008

FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY




A play on the "Wordless Wednesday" theme. As you can see, another lovely day in "paradise." Most of Michigan is socked in with a major winter storm that started about 3 am this morning. The weather people fall short of calling it a blizzard. I'm not sure what determines the definition of a blizzard, considering we have 15-25mph winds, whiteout conditions, snow falling at about 2 inches an hour, and an ice storm that is imminent. Its like a storm right out of the past, like when I was a kid and we routinely had storms like this every winter and the snow piled up feet deep. And yet? We never got snow days! Two in all my school years and then only when we had more than 10 inches overnight. It still amazes me how people got around back then, without the 4 wheel drive vehicles. Of course, we had to put the snow tires on and could even use chains back then, so somehow everyone made it. Or you took the bus.

Below are pictures from my driveway. You would think these were taken last night or very early this morning. They were taken this morning, but at 8 am. Still dark. And my no zoom digital camera cannot take in the true effects because of the darkness and blinding snow.








The car has never seen the inside of a garage. No, the garage is not for cars, just the lawnmower, snowblower, bikes, kayak, and all the other miscellaneous tools and junk you need for maintaining your yard. When there isn't all this snow.

But on a happy note, below are "dancing" snowmen, a picture my grandson took using some of my Christmas decorations!








9 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

My mom (in Toledo) was telling me about the storms out that way. I sooooooo don't miss that.

Stay safe!

Marlene said...

We have a winter storm coming in today too, but nearly as bad as yours.

Be safe! Looks like a nice day to stay at home if possible.

(Shoveling is great exercise!)

Lily on the Road said...

Hope you can work from home today Vickie, stay safe...it is on its way here too!

Kona Shelley said...

Yes, we are getting dumped on too!!

chia said...

I bought YakTrax and still pussied out after that storm. I suck.

Stay warm gorgeous!

Steve Stenzel said...

I hear ya! It sucks living where we do! (this time of year)

Stay warm out there!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

I am hating this winter for sure!! take care!

Sunshine said...

Appreciating your frightful winter weather posts... especially the yukky number of layers of clothing required...
Great pictures... comforting somehow that we are not alone in this winter.
Yes, I think your comment is too true.. It is going to be a long winter. Huh!
They are saying maybe another one on Saturday or Sunday here.

jeanne said...

wow. STAY INSIDE!