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Cross Country Skiing at Sleeping Bear Dunes

It has been a beautiful day in northern Michigan.  We had a bit of fresh snow overnight, the temperature is in the upper 20s, and the sun is shining brightly.  We went cross country skiing this morning at the Old Indian Trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Here’s the web link to their site.  https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/trailoldindian.htm.  We did the green arrow loop.  It has lots of small […]

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At the Bird Feeder

Our new neighbors have a bird feeder that brings in all kinds of birds and even squirrels.  Here’s a few photos shot through our back window.       I hope you have survived the latest winter storm.  We have gone from wind chills of -40 to a temperature of 55 degrees in the last few days.  The snow is melting quickly, but there is […]

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Winter Storm Bruce

We woke up this morning to 4-5″ of wet heavy snow.  If nobody had to drive in it, it would be pretty.Well, even then it is still pretty.  Here’s a few pictures for all my southern/warm weather friends.              

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Sleeping Bear in the Winter

Hello.  I’m finally back.  Sorry for being gone for so long.  Today I took a trip from Interlochen to Sleeping Bear Dunes.  I’ve been there in the spring, summer, and fall, but not really much in the winter. However, before I even got out if Interlochen, I crossed the Betsie River that flows from Duck Lake into Green Lake.  I love the way the river […]

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Snow in the Back Woods

Well, the groundhog has rendered his decision; six more weeks of winter.  Around here, that would be a good thing, only 6 more weeks.  But, who are you going to trust with your weather forecast, the weatherman, or a groundhog? After a very mild January, we got snow again.  It wasn’t a lot of snow, but enough to make everything white and clean again.  I […]

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Three Days in the Woods

Last time I wrote, I showed the woods behind my house in a heavy fog.  Today, I’ll show more or less the save view on two other days. Here is the foggy view.   Then, the snows came.   And the sun came out the next day.   So many different views depending on the day.  

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First Snow, then Sunshine

We’ve been under a Winter Weather Advisory for the last couple days.  We have had very cold temperatures with wind chills near -10 degrees, but not so much snow.  What snow we got was very fine.  But, this morning the sun came out and it was beautiful.  Here are a few pictures from our back yard.                  

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Winter has come

We’ve made a couple trips up to OCC this “winter” and still haven’t been able to cross country ski.  Well, there may have been enough snow on New Year’s Day, but we had some chores to take care of and didn’t get out.  I made the trip up again this weekend and saw that the lake is frozen over.  I’ve taken several photos from this […]

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Winter Morning

It has been far too long since we’ve been up to Duck Lake.  Last time was to see some of the spectacular fall color.  Now, it is winter.  There is about 6″ of snow on the ground and it hangs on every tree.  There is a rim of ice on the quiet bays of the lake, but waves keep breaking it up further out.  These […]

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More Winter Scenes from OCC

Sunday morning came and the sun was a wonderful sight. Blue skies and shadows. Still, Spring will be most welcome this year.

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