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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2019, 06:15:13 PM »

More snow, indeed... we're supposed to get another 5-12" tomorrow through Sunday a.m., and we're under a Winter Storm Warning (which includes high winds that are already bringing on travel warnings for Sat.-Sun.).

I think we already have enough... matter of fact, there's so much snow on the ground already, how could there be any more left up in the sky? 

 

As Jesse Winchester says, "You know what they say about snow flakes. That there ain't no two the same. But all those flakes look alike to me and every one is dirty shame." 
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 04:34:53 AM »

As Jesse Winchester says, "You know what they say about snow flakes. That there ain't no two the same. But all those flakes look alike to me and every one is dirty shame." 

ALL the snowflakes on college campuses these days look the same...

 
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 11:27:21 AM »

I don't know about that. If it was worth anything I'd be rich! As it stands, I have to pay them and we're running out of places to put it.  crying
Speaking of places to put it, I plow our driveway with a Yamaha Grizzly quad with a 4 ft. plow. It's actually kind of fun but there sure was a learning curve going from a truck and plow to the much smaller rig. Great care must be taken in some spots to actually taper your snowbanks to allow climbing them with more snow because you just have nowhere else to put it except on top of the last pile. We basically had little snow here in our part of Michigan until January so this year is not as bad as some. And nothing like your (up-to-your neck) of the woods. My old U.P. stomping grounds has gotten over 200" so far this winter.  ohmy 
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 01:53:48 PM »

Speaking of places to put it, I plow our driveway with a Yamaha Grizzly quad with a 4 ft. plow. It's actually kind of fun but there sure was a learning curve going from a truck and plow to the much smaller rig. Great care must be taken in some spots to actually taper your snowbanks to allow climbing them with more snow because you just have nowhere else to put it except on top of the last pile. We basically had little snow here in our part of Michigan until January so this year is not as bad as some. And nothing like your (up-to-your neck) of the woods. My old U.P. stomping grounds has gotten over 200" so far this winter.  ohmy 

Yeah that southern portion of the lake is famous for lake effect snowfall. We get off a little easier here on the North shore. I can see Michigan from my house, by the way. Isle Royale is a mere 23 miles away and takes up most of the horizon. 
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 04:49:24 PM »

This thread needs pictures!
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2019, 02:53:44 AM »

This thread needs pictures!

Moon over Michigan (on the horizon).  


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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 10:55:47 AM »

Yeah that southern portion of the lake is famous for lake effect snowfall. We get off a little easier here on the North shore. I can see Michigan from my house, by the way. Isle Royale is a mere 23 miles away and takes up most of the horizon. 
Watch out for those transplanted wolves making their way back across the ice. They love to supplement their diets with a little duck when they can get it! 

Nice picture by the way.
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 11:58:41 AM »

Watch out for those transplanted wolves making their way back across the ice. They love to supplement their diets with a little duck when they can get it! 

Nice picture by the way.

They won't get me! The Chihuahuas will pack up and take them down! The Setters will watch.

That's the view from our front yard, by the way. Here's another from earlier in the winter (or maybe last winter). They call our road Island Ave. for a good reason.

 


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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 12:01:46 PM »

More.


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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 12:04:03 PM »

Even more.



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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2019, 12:06:11 PM »

And ...


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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2019, 12:08:21 PM »

And the land side.

 


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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2019, 02:02:29 PM »

The pie island one should be framed. No views like that around here.   
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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:41 AM »

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Beautiful scenery! For nine of my ten Yooper Years I lived on the south shore of Gitche Gumee. What an awesome and mysterious body of water. And certainly a snow maker. Your photos are really nice, as is your eye.
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2019, 12:08:13 PM »

Thanks. Yes, it's beautiful here. Rugged and somewhat desolate in winter. For the first couple of months here, I got up and photographed the sunrises over the lake. I have dozens of beautiful ones. I have a little Nikon Coolpix that does a nice job. The fancier Nikon takes too long to unpack.  

Here's another one of my favorites.


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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2019, 01:26:30 PM »

Thanks for posting these, Tom.
Beautiful images.
Sure helps to be reminded of why we live "up north" (although we're not as "up north" as some) when March rolls around and I can grow weary of Winter's enduring grip.
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2019, 05:09:38 PM »

Thanks for posting these, Tom.
Beautiful images.
Sure helps to be reminded of why we live "up north" (although we're not as "up north" as some) when March rolls around and I can grow weary of Winter's enduring grip.

Weary of winter, for sure. It's been nice the last few days. It reached 0 C/32 F degrees yesterday! Tough Canadians are in t-shirts walking around the yard. Unfortunately, it's still early and winter can have a few surprises for us yet.  

I can't take a lot of credit for pointing an easy to use camera. God's work, not mine.  
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 04:53:10 PM »

Beautiful place, Tom. You are blessed. (Even though winter's been hard!) 
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2019, 07:34:11 PM »

Here's the one I took this morning. Actually, we're considering selling and moving closer or into town. Crazy I know but it's awfully remote here, is costing a fortune in gas and no one comes to visit. Helen is looking at a few places this afternoon.   


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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2019, 01:08:06 PM »

Did you (or Helen) find any good prospects for moving? 
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