Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's going to be a white Christmas!

Our log cabin is located in Gaylord which is known as a snowbelt in northern Michigan. Usually our area winter snowfall totals average about 151 inches for the whole season. Well it's not even mid-December yet and we've already had 70 inches of snowfall! Well, I did always say I wanted a cozy log cabin in the snowy woods. I got my wish!

How's the snowfall in your area?

This was Saturday night when we arrived.

Log cabin in the snowy woods!

Hubby's job - shovel the deck!

Here is downtown Gaylord where I like to shop! Check out those snowbanks.

Here is an image from Otsego Lake State Park where we like to go snow shoeing. Look at all that fresh snow!

It's going to be a white Christmas my friends!


Cedar ... said...

We have an Otsego Lake here in NY, too. Looks like a "noreaster" is bearing down on us, and we are forecast for 6-12 inches of snow o'nite tonight. Snow day tomorrow?

Dawnie said...

Its beautiful! I wouldnt want all that though. I think right now we are at about 17 inches total for December. Last year we hit almost 100. We are forecast for more snow this weekend to.

Our son lives down the street from us and has a big 4wheeler with a plow on it and he rescues us now. Thats great because hubby has always shoveled. All he has to do now is our little walkway in front and our deck.

wendy said...

Hey Cedar, I live in the fingerlakes of NY too and we have no snow!!!!!
What's up with that? We get just a covering then it is gone. I am waiting for our snow.
Very nice pictures Shelley!!!!!

Carol said...

Oh Shelley, I just love your snow pictures! And of course I'm extremely jealous! We have a forecast for snow & ice on Monday & Tuesday. I'll take the snow, but no thank you to ice! It's been a year since Oklahoma had a devastating ice storm, hopefully it won't be a repeat performance.

George said...

Betsy wants you to send some of that snow our way -- we've only had a fraction of an inch so far. Now that it's snowing in New Orleans she's really upset about our lack of snow. Even I think a white Christmas would be nice.

Lady of the Mote said...

Oh now thats alot of snow!

Tri-State Media Watch said...

Hope our southern friends are enjoying this unusual blast of snow...Here in the Cincinnati/N KY area, winter weather advisories have gone up til noon for freezing rain.

As far as NY, yeah I'd bet on a snow day tomorrow up there. Half a foot of snow + ice = closed schools for sure. 1`

Sandi Keene said...

So pretty. A white Christmas sounds very picturesque.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness, Shelley... Share just a little of that snow with us!!!! It's raining here now--and they say we will get snow tonight. I'll believe it when I see it!!!! I love that picture of your log cabin in the snow. PERFECT....

"I'm Dreaming of a White Chrismas." (Can you hear me singing???????)

Bobbi said...

Great snowy photos! I wish we would get that much snow in KY - we haven't had a huge snowfall in years!

Kath said...

...Home and snow...both!!

great pics!

Have a wonderful day!

holiday hugs!

Anonymous said...

We've alternated between the freezing cold, snow, and sloppy sleet this past week. We've seen it all in NW suburban Chicago.

I think snow is beautiful but I like it in about 3-4 inch amounts at a time. I like the ground covered but not buried deep beneath a ton of snow. Snow creates a beautiful picture with your cabin!

Jen said...

151 inches-WOW!
It sounds like your chances of a white Christmas are on your side.

ctlogcabin said...

Shelley ~ Just Beautiful.....I cant wait to get some snow !!! This time of year everything looks
so much prettier covered in snow. And a White Christmas is what I always want. My hubby has to shovel the deck also, we need to get to the wood and the grill...we use it all year round.
Keep Warm and Cozy !!!
Hugs ~ Connie xox
PS ~~ My hubby plows and sands so I have another reason to like and want snow...$$$ lol

Sandy said...

wow, look at that snow!!! We are going to be at 81 degrees today but then a cool down is coming.

violetlady said...

What great pictures. Ever since I moved to coastal Delaware where we have very little snow I have been saying how much I like snow. I don't remember liking it that much when I lived in Pennsylvania where we had quite a bit of snow. Your cabin looks so snug and welcoming.

Leedra said...

So beautiful, shame you have to put up with the cold with it. Wouldn't it be great if we could have this and decent temps?

SandyVTW said...

Very Pretty! We are finally getting some snow, but it may turn into ICE tonight...I hope not.

dAwN said...

Oh my what a lovely home you have...I have been looking around your blog and have enjoyed looking at your beautiful log home...someday when we decided to have a fixed foundation..I would love to build a log home...
thanks for sharing..

Shellmo said...

Cedar - You should definitely take a snow day tomorrow! :)

Dawnie - I wish we had a relative w/ a plow!

wendy - be sure to post pics of your snow when it comes!

carol - here's hoping you don't have an ice storm!

George - I'm praying some fluffy snowflakes come yours & Betsy's way!

Lady of the Mote - to say the least - ha,ha!

Tri-State - I hope no icy weather for you either!

Sandy - I sure hope so!

Betsy - you have an excellent singing voice! :-)

Bobbi - I didn't realize how mild the weather is in KY.

Kath - thanks so much! Hope your day is filled w/ smiles!

JyLync - I like it a little at a time too!

Jen - do you think we can place a bet in Vegas???

Connie - I keep telling my hubby he should add a plow to his truck so we can have another part-time job! Lol! I like your idea of using the grill all year round.

Sandy - I can't remember 81 degrees at this point in my life! Lol!

Violet - thank you! Snug as a bug!

Leedra - I agree.

Sandy - hoping no ice for you either!

Dawn - thank you so much! I enjoyed your blog and will be back!Hope you get a log cabin too!

Mary Helen said...

YOu are so very lucky! Very pretty and in time for Christmas too.

reliv4life said...

This is what our place usually looks like by now - so strange - we have had unusually warm temps. It is kinda crazy... today I woke up and all the snow melted in the night!! Now I hear it is suppose to be negative 10 this weekend!! Maybe we will get some snow.

Michelle Dawn said...

we haven't had to much snow yet. The cabin looks great with all that snow.

Catherine Holman said...

I'm jealous! I love snow and you have definitely got your share of it! It's beautiful and Gaylord looks like a great little town.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have a beautiful place and it looks really good with all of your new snow too. This weekend we will be getting our first consistently below freezing temperatures with the possibility of some snow too. So winter is just about to begin for us on the Washington state coast.

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

tha t is alot of snow.!! We have only had 2 dys of less than an inch so far. jan is our more snowy month.

Heather said...

Oooh, I'm jealous of all that snow. We don't get a great deal of snow in southeastern Ohio, but we've had a few dustings so far, and one weekend we even got a little over 1" of snow. Woo hoo! I'll vicariously enjoy the Michigan snow through your blog.