Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First Snowfall



I was disappointed to learn that I missed the first snowfall in Northern Michigan this year. This photo was taken last year in the early morning. I remember how the trees looked so beautiful with that light dusting of snow. Oh well - I have to admit I'm not really ready for winter yet!

This weekend we will be getting the cabin prepped for winter - a.k.a. putting away the lawn furniture and getting quotes from snow removal services. (I have to admit, I'm a little embarrassed at my list, especially when I see what my blogger friend Small Pines is doing to get ready for winter!) Maybe I should have Greg chop some firewood for our electric fireplace??

28 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

A snow fall in Mi already! Wow! I can't believe how close winter is...I am still wondering what happened to summer!

grammy said...

That is a beautiful scene.. but I am not ready for winter either. I think it is here though so we might as well get use yo it (o: Just think how much fun scout will have running through the snow and... tracking it in with him (o:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well Shel---You won that one, didn't you???? Don't think we'll see snow 'til January---if we see any at all. You know me---I love snow, but am trying not to get too disappointed if you don't get any this year (like I was last year)....

Beautiful picture. I hope the next snow you get up there will be when you and Greg are there. Good Luck winterizing.

Hugs,
Betsy--From my laptop in Georgia

Ginger said...

That's a shame that you missed the first snow, but I'm sure there will be lots more to enjoy.
Do you have to do anything to keep the water pipes from freezing?
That's funny about having Greg chop firewood for your electric fireplace.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Shelley, That is a fantastic view! :) O and if you want Greg to chop wood, at least use it for a bon fire with hot apple cider and cinnamon schnapps! mmmmm
Hugs
NLSM
ps we got snow last weekend, and the colors are kind of rusty this year. Still, a beautiful autumn. email me if you still want to get together this weekend.:)

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

If I had missed the first snowfall, I don't think I would described myself as being disappointed, I think "Lucky" would be closer to the word I would use! LOL I think we have different views on snow.

April said...

Absolutely gorgeous picture, Shelley! Living in Georgia, we don't get to see much snow...it's SOOO pretty! I can imagine that it gets kind of old after awhile, right?

Mildred said...

The trees do look magical with a dusting of snow. Just looking at your photo makes me want hot chocolate!

Bill S. said...

What a beautiful cabin. You are very lucky and with fresh snow around it. Savor the beauty.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, the thing I'm looking forward to is a photograph of Scout playing in the snow. She is going to love it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ha!! I think he should chop the wood too...just for the fun of it. :)
Winter? that is just crazy. IT is still 96 here and our a/c is running 24/7. I need to move from Florida. Do you have a spare room?

Constance said...

Well, well, well...
I just got an e-mail from LogHome.com and guess who I saw?! Marvin and Scout on "Cute Pet Corner". You are famous, well actually THEY are!
Connie

Goat Creek Grandma said...

We heard the 'S' word on the news last night. Supposedly this weekend their is a chance of seeing a snowflake or two. I'm ready as I'll ever be for it just wish I didn't have to work.

Take Care,
Debbie

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How beautiful it is...it's cold and rainy here in the 40's but I'll take the rain over snow and ice anyday:)
Scout will be so cute in the snow:)

rosemarie said...

hi shelly,i just got back from detroit,it was pretty cold ,no snow yet,i just hope we get indian summer before the snow.here in wisconsin its been in the 40's.i hate it..too soon..well stay warm

Tricia said...

Oh so very pretty... no, it's GORGEOUS!

Happy planning

The White Bench said...

Oh Shelley, it looks so peaceful! No snow over here but I have my fireplace running all day long... and Kim chewing wood on the carpet!!
Hugs,
Monicaxx.

New England Girl said...

I can't believe it's already snowing! We're due to get some this weekend, which I am not ready nor looking forward to! Eeek.

Connie said...

WOW!!! Beautiful!!! Awesome!!!

Thanks for taking me to another place!!!

I put on my jean, sweater, boots this morning to coming home at noon and putting on the shorts...it's 82 today!

Connie

The Retired One said...

That looks so pretty...but as you and I know, it looks prettier than the cold is. ha

Arlene said...

Beautiful and so full of fun!! Getting ready for winter here too!!!

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful photo...enjoy your cabin, Fall and Winter seasons!

Rural Rambler said...

Very very pretty Shelley. There is something about snow on a lake. We are suppose to have snow in the northern area of our state. Maybe your first snowfall is just around the bend!

kenneth said...

Beautiful Picture.. i cant believe it is already snowing, i am so jealous. Hope your winter preparations go smoothly.

smallpines said...

Ah! Get on it! LOL Heck, I'm hardly ahead of the game. I oughta be done with all this by now. Frozen water hose this morning. Oops. Gorgeous snow pic!

Anne said...

'tis that time of year!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Beautiful! The wind has been blowing out of the north here today and it has felt cold enough to snow! What happened to Fall??

Rose said...

I love this shot...I love snow scenes. Snow improves anything!