Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Soft

  “Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.” HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, Snow-Flakes   Lens-Artists Photo Challenges are published every Saturday at 12 noon EST by one of our moderators. Photos can be…

Stick together

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ― Vesta M. Kelly

One Word Sunday: Brrr!

Check out Travel with Intent‘s interpretation of Brrr! or join her challenge here.

When Will the Power Go Out?

Our first winter storm of the season is underway, and there’s no snow.  It’s sleeting, and ice is collecting on everything. Sleet is beginning to cover the ground and the roadways. Here in the Deep South we don’t handle this well. Major highways may be scraped or salted, or gravel or dirt may be put…

Winter Storm Pax has arrived!

Seriously, where do they get the names for these storms?  Pax is the Latin word for peace, and although Atlanta is probably anything but peaceful as tens of thousands of people go without power in the ice storm, up here in the North Georgia mountains, where winters usually are rather mild, we are getting snow….

QQQ Challenge: Quiet

This week’s A-Z photo challenge, hosted by Frizztext, features the letter “Q,” a  rather difficult one.  I chose to submit a photo of our road blanketed some winters ago in snow, a beautiful, quiet scene.  It is true that a lovely snowfall brings a quiet hush to the world. VELVET SHOES by Elinor Wylie Let…