Michigan is a Wonderland in any season, but since it's winter, I've decided to show scenes of winter. To the right is the bluff at Snail Shell Harbor, Fayette, about a mile and a half from our house. This photo is from February 2004.
The photo of our house is also from 2004 during the midst of a snowstorm. Just below it, you see a blue tarp over a farm wagon. The wagon held tons of corn which we burned in our corn stove.
Since 2004 the price of corn has gone up and it's cheaper to heat with electricity. We only use the corn stove if the power goes off for several hours. Then we can get 4-8 hours of warming from the stove and then the batteries running the fan need recharging.
The next shot was taken at the historic townsite at Fayette where snow had melted and started to slip off a porch rail, and then frozen into the interesting curve with two tiny icicles at the bottom.
The very last shot is from 2012 and shows our woodland trail after a snowstorm on Dec. 22. I cross-country ski this trail when the snow is fresh. After that, we pack it down and walk it every day with our dogs.
How do you feel about winter? Love it? Hate it? Participate in winter sports? Please leave a comment!