Friday, October 13, 2006

My Garden Is Confused

(Or, I live in Michigan where the weather can change completely in just an instant!)

Last week I was showing you photos of the lovely maple trees as they began to show their fall colors. Here is my garden on Thursday morning:

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We have learned to kind of ignore the weatherman's dire predictions of doom and gloom on any given forcast day. Especially when all of the local channels make weather their lead story (what? slow news day fellas?) But this time the prediction of rapidly falling temperatures and yes, some of the white stuff (snow) was true. In the span of about ten minutes of time, maybe fifteen, things went from this:

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To this:

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And then, the sun came out briefly:

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These same weathermen say that our temperatures are thirty degrees below average for this time of year. Winds are howling around thirty miles an hour. But I am warm (well, except for when I am outside doing chores...there was ICE on the water tanks today!) and I have hot coffee and wool socks and wool yarn to work with. I am blessed and happy. I am a girl who loves her wintery weather.

So I dedicate this post, happily and teasingly, to my warm weather friends (and especially to Deborah...with hugs)


Carissa said...

Oh those pictures make me ling to see snow again! I miss it terribly. We got a cold snap today to, and I am so ready for winter this year! I hope that you keep warm for your chores! Love and hugs!

Deborah said...

How appropriate that I posted an update to my blog today that included pictures of the family in the swimming pool!

Pamela said...

Brrrrr, that looks cold. We don't get much snow in Nottingham and I really miss it. Okay, so it's a pain to drive in snow, but it looks so pretty doesn't it?

Theresa said...

I love seeing pics of your farm...and I miss snow too!

Anonymous said...

Well those of us in NY will GLADLY give ya'll snow when it gets here. Cary sorry you got it first. heehee


margene said...

Thank you for joining the Twisted Knitters. I'm a new spinner and look forward to your input on fiber and such!

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Hi Carey,
I jusy wanted to say your farm looks beautiful! I live in Dearborn and my husband and I dream of owning a farm in Northern Michigan. You are so lucky!!! Give those sheep a hug for me!