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posted 10/12/2009 9:42:54 AM |
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Fall is in full swing. The colors are getting more brilliant each day. Each day I see more reds, yellows, oranges. The green is getting less and less each passing day. The mornings are crisp and refreshing. The afternoons are cool and colorful. I don't mind Fall, I actually like it. It's like Spring, a comfortable season where it's not too hot, not too cold. This year in Michigan, it's a cool Fall, every night when the local weather people do the forecast, they remind us that our daytime highs are "15 degrees below normal". Why tell us that? We already have that figured out. And, on our local channel here, our chief meteorologist is from Minnesota, the Twin Cities are his home town, and this guy LOVES Winter. I swear you can see him clapping his hands the colder it gets. The northern parts of Michigan today will be seeing their first snowfall.

Michigan in the Fall is pretty. And yes, I can't deny it, it's pretty in the Winter also. My 2 biggest gripes about Winter is shoveling snow and the heating bills. I tell myself I need to get back into enjoying the Winter like I used to, before I grew up and realized some of the headaches that come with it. I do like to go out in the backyard with the dogs and watch them play in the snow. Buddy is such a clown, he's the one that will roll in the snow, stop while on his back with all 4 paws in the air, and look at me like, "You should really try this". I usually scoop up snow, make snow balls and throw them for the dogs. They love that. Kicking the snow up in the air for them is another thing they enjoy.

Now that I'm thinking about it...Winter isn't so bad. Yet. Wait till late January, early February, I'll be griping and whining then.

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Oct 12 @ 9:58AM  
Well Sugar, we are seeing our second day of snow here in MN .. supposed to get a couple more inches or so by noon. Supposed to be getting more on Wed, then the 60"s by the weekend. We had been in the 70's up until last week .... but hey, thats the north for ya...and to think CL wants to move up here.

BTW, it is a beauty witching it fall down ... with no wind..

Oct 12 @ 10:14AM  
It has been like Seattle here for the better part of two weeks and on into the the future. It is in the fifties and sixties, drizzling, damp and overcast. Highly unusual.

Oct 12 @ 10:34AM  
Isn't it interesting how the weather this year, had trouble defining Summer but is having no problem defining the cold months? WTF?

Isn't it interesting that the colors are ah chang'n but soon, we'll have a new, clean white canvas to work with!


by Somnium-

As hard as I try to wish, in vain
winter refuses to stay in Maine


Oct 12 @ 11:10AM  
Snow is an evil word!!!! It is raining AGAIN here's been nothing lately but rain, rain, rain

Oct 12 @ 11:44AM  
we are seeing our second day of snow here in MN .. supposed to get a couple more inches or so by noon. Supposed to be getting more on Wed,

Thank God............You just keep it down there LilGriz.........we got rid of ours........and I don't want it back............

This fall has sucked..........the leaves didnt even changed colors before we had our first snow.........and there hasn't been any really nice days to go look now at them some trees.........shed all their leaves and they were still green............thats unfair.........normally i love winter..................

The other day we ran to a bigger town about 30 miles from our house because they have a fabric store which we don't here........anyway it was snowing and my daughter was whining about it and she said "If i knew it was going to snow, we wouldn't have left home." I said "WTF?? you forget we have winters here? or were you planning on hibernating thru winter...................her answer Hibernation sounds good.......

Oct 12 @ 12:15PM  
and I don't want it back

Lightweight... Thats what they make 4wd long as you know how to drive...

Oct 12 @ 2:36PM  
We are just Now getting our fall colors....most of the Woods where I hunt are still green as Grass!!! Though its a lil cool here the 60's....
Can yall Please Keep old man winter up North for the rest of the season?

Oct 12 @ 6:05PM  
Shut up about it already, we got no colors here.....

Oct 12 @ 6:29PM  
The dogwood trees are changing here and we are having cooler than normal temperatures day and night. After an extremely warm summer I love it! I am hoping it does snow this winter as I love the stuff. I get a good laugh at southerners when it comes a snow though. Two inches and they are all in a panic and there is not a loaf of bread to be found in any grocery store or a battery either. I will be happy to take any snow that anyone else does not want.

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