Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Snow Chasers - Part l

Well, old man winter just isn't cooperating. Sure, we have 12 - 14 inches of snow in the woods, and the two inches of snow we received yesterday helped the snowmobile trails...but it just doesn't snow. We like to see it snow, and snow, and snow...

So, on Saturday morning, as we sipped our coffee and looked at a clear blue sky, the weatherman announced that the UP would see lake effect snow bands, heavy  in some areas, so we checked out radar on the computer, put on our boots and warm clothes, hopped in the car, and chased the snow!


Not much as we ventured north of Trout Lake...but it was getting dark to the north, so we headed to Paradise - literally!


The farther north we got, the harder it snowed!


Lake Superior is out there -- somewhere.


Paradise was truly Paradise!


It was lunchtime, so we decided to head over to the Tahquamenon State Park for lunch at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub. But when we got to the entrance, it was snowing so heavy it was hard to navigate. Yay!!





Lunch was wonderful as usual. We wanted to take a walk to the Falls, but it snowed so hard the entire time we were there,  that pictures wouldn't have done the Falls justice. This weekend our son and his girlfriend are coming to visit, and we hope to take them to the Falls at which point I'll take winter pics of those magnificent falls and share them with you all.



My feathered friends update:


This cute couple has been frequently visiting my feeders - all plump and feathery.
Does anyone know what they are? Finches?











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