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Living in a ..: Snow Globe

Yes, I like where I live. The changing seasons are the reason and snow is part of this. I grew up sledding -crazy sledding too!-ask me, skiing, building snow forts, etc. It's all good!

Photo credit: John Burns
View out our window at north gardens.

Where I live now, is an active Lake Effect region. We are about 60 miles away from Lake Michigan and when the winds are right - we get lake effect snow - which is the nice light powdery stuff skiers dream of. The light stuff also builds up fast - so it is not uncommon to get 6 inch blasts that compound into several feet - IF there isn't warming/melting in between.

Photo credit: John Burns
200 year old Oak tree and "road" - yes it is out there.

This is what winter is suppose to be - NOT the icy roads with crashes and dirty slush that usually ends up on the TV news. No - Winter is this nice knee deep powder that is just "cool" (pun intended!).

Photo credit: John Burns
"The Marsh" with garden shed and tool garage in foreground.

Fortunately the wind has been low - so there isn't a lot of drifting right now. The weather map shows the storm is clearing out mostly, so it's time to go fire up the snow blower and clean the driveway. Look for me in about 2 hours... I will be the one with icicles hanging off my hat.

Photo credit: John Burns
No. REALLY! - I did too... snow blow last night at 6 pm.

[ed. late edition] It's nearly 5 pm. It took about 1 hour to blow through the additional 7.5 inches added since last night. Total for this storm is close to 15 inches in our neighborhood - which is on top of 6ish inches gained earlier in the week. Looking good. Now for a little snowshoe action tomorrow, back in the marsh. Fun times.

Photo credit: John Burns
Follow up - what it looks like "clean" - compare to above driveway end to street.

Photo credit: John Burns
Follow up - one foot of snow in front of Miss Kim Lilac.
Protected north side of house, no drifting.