Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spring Like Winter Day . . .

November brought us some early snow, in fact,
it broke some of the records for the earliest snow in Michigan.
Our world was a wonderful white,
out came the snow blowers, shovels, mittens and boots. 
We were abruptly faced with learning
how to navigate once again on snow and ice. 
That is the
part but for me, a true snow lover
 it was such a

The snow stayed around for a few weeks and then the rains came,
the melt came and suddenly we were all green.
 And a few days later more snow arrived
covering us once again in a beautiful blanket of white.
And then of course, more rain and another huge melt.
Which takes us to today and our spring time weather.

 Literally, today people were outdoors raking leaves, wearing shorts
and wind surfing at the lake shore.
 I can't imagine being in the water but there they were,
three brave souls enjoying the day!

We have developed a habit of late
of going to breakfast after church, and then taking a Sunday afternoon ride.
(does that scream senior  . . . shhhh.)
Today we went on search of some fences, which you'll see later this week.
The real treat though was to look at the lake and watch these three crazy surfers.

 I found it most interesting to see all the sand washed up on the roads.
In fact, the roads were sand covered. 
Mister IGH reminded me that
they usually close some of the roads we were on
because of the sand and to reduce the plowing. 
Yes, they have to plow the sand just like they plow the snow.

Although the warm weather and the snow melt
put a little dent in my decorating enthusiasm I haven't let it get me down.
Pine and Fir  Boxwood and Cedar  Winter Berries and Ribbons
seem to be making their way into wreaths, baskets and window boxes.
More of all of that, very, very soon.

there might be a bit more space in my
'til next time
but I promise . . . I will return!
Love, Lynne


TexWisGirl said...

wow, shorts today in mich? shorts today in texas, too. we hit 80, but we'll cool back down tomorrow. :)

babs said...

That's probably Tom Jacobson out there! Shorts, really? It was only 44 here! Pretty greens you got there!

Bonnie said...

Lynne, We reached a record high today. They say tomorrow's high will be around 6 a.m. The temps will drop all morning into the 30's...brrrr! It is back to school! Enjoy you week. Hugs!

PlantPostings said...

Yo-yo weather! We've had it across the big lake from you in Wisconsin, too. I can't believe people were in shorts and surfing, though--sounds like the crazy students in downtown Madison. ;-) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Kerin said...

Lucky you... a nice little break from winter.

Your wreath is beautiful!
I love all the Christmas greens that you are putting together.

Take care...

Margaret Adamson said...

The weather in the world seems to be all over the place. From now in the UK they tell us it will be getting much colder.

eileeninmd said...

We are enjoying some warm weather and sand too! I love the shots from the lake! And your wreath and greenery are pretty! Enjoy your day!

Gail said...

At least you won't get bored with the weather.

Yesterday was summer, today we have rain on the cusp of freezing.


Lois said...

Midwest weather is never boring.

Missy George said...

Beautiful post Lynne...We are in the 60's today..Gonna be "sloppy" all week..showery, winter mixes..You name it!! Enjoy your week...

Pamela Gordon said...

Amazing the changes in the weather we are all experiencing. It's +9 here today (almost 50F) and tomorrow it will be -9. Our snow is melting very quickly. I love your wreath! Have fun decorating.

Buttons said...

I love Sunday drives I am not sure it is a senior thing. Right? Right? Hug B

Sarah Huizenga said...

Well it is back to winter today isn't it.

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's been a wild couple of weeks with such abrupt changes in our West MI weather. I'm honestly breathing a sigh of relief knowing that we don't have any significant snow in our forecast. It will be a better week of driving for a certain 16 year in my house. Enjoy this week and take lots of pictures of your adventures!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This weather has a lot of trouble making up its mind :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We had a wonderful, warm day then it turned really cold Sunday. The weatherman doesn't always get it right as it was supposed to be warm all weekend! I only love snow if the roads are clear and driving is safe!
Love your beautiful wreath!

MarmePurl said...

I am so glad we get to go on your Sunday drives. Always a pleasure seeing everyday life though your eyes.

carolann said...

our weather is playing Topsy turfy in Canada. One day you freeze next days your sweating and off with the heavy sweaters to tea shirts in the house.

Enjoyed your two pics and then your wreath so pretty your arranging.

Enjoy your days. Know matter what. Tee, heee

Kim said...

It was warm here too...and I loved it! I am a summer girl and I am cold when it's 70 degrees. Of course, I agree, that cold is needed to invoke that holiday spirit...but only until New Year's, then it can be 80 again! ;) Pretty wreath!