Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

our winter wonderland on ABC Wednesday


One year Michigan license plates read "Winter Water Wonderland;" this slogan has not been repeated.  It was claiming too much to call our winters a wonderland.  Except now and then, when the sun comes out and the shadows on the snow beckon you, and the deer, down a winter path.  Our part of Michigan, the south west corner bordering Indiana, also borders Lake Michigan.  And in winter that is a problem.  While the lake water is warmer than the air, moisture is sucked up into clouds and gives us, it is rumored, as many cloudy days as Seattle.  We all know it to be true as our spirits sag, until one day the sun comes out and the wonderland is back and winter woes are whooshed away for awhile.  Well, at least we have now passed the shortest day!  Can spring be far away?

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17 comments:

  1. SPRING cannot come too soon. Well, it could, I suppose, but it's been COLD in Albany, NY the last couple weeks...
    Pretty.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. P.S. it is an hour later and the sun has come out in SW Michigan! Is this a sign my complaint was heard?!

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  3. the shadows are fantastic!!! Gorgeous image:)

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  4. Looks the same as here only I live in Belgium !

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  5. You have a Winter Wonderland too :O) Beautiful shot. Apparently it was the first day of winter yesterday - who decides these things?!?

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  6. Sounds like you were heard loud and clear! Lake effect weather patterns are the worst. Sweet picture though.

    Wishing you holidays full of joy.

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  7. Have a great festive season and good wishes for the New Year too!! Then Spring wont be too far :)

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  8. This really is a winter wonderland! Beautiful.

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  9. It does look beautiful. We are so hot here in Cape Town at the moment it is hard to imagine being so cold!

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  10. A sketch of sun arrived today - by the time I located one small shadow, it had disappeared again. :) Spring is closer than it was last week and for that I'm happy!

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  11. All good things come to those who wait...I think you were heard. Have a wonderful winter wonderland day. It's gorgeous here in N central WI with a fresh blanket, the air warmer, and the sun was shining here too, but briefly.
    BlessYourHeart and MerryChristmas

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  12. Meow!
    Looks like that with us here in Sweden. It's pretty to look at from a window, but it is too cold for my paws!

    Purrs,
    Sara Cat

    Sara Cat's ABC-Wd-rd7-W

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