What a difference a day makes

This was yesterday, Friday, and it seemed so cute.


The light snow featured huge flakes and it would probably not last.  At least that’s what the old man who didn’t check the forecast thought.  So he just took a picture.

The secret to capturing the flakes in the image is to force your flash on.  That’s a tip I learned from our good friend, Ratty.

One of my Facebook friends was very inspired by this.  Proved it by posting this:


This behavior is benign.  It’s the folks behind the wheel that make snow days scary.  I’m talking about days like today.


As I am modestly sane, I’m staying inside.  Well, not really.  It’s time to go out to the barn and take the mower deck off the tractor and put on the scraper blade.  I’ll be needing it soon.  Very soon.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

10 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes

  1. How very true…” what a difference a day makes”…I like that !! How well I remember going out to the garage every fall with my husband to help change the mower to the scraper on the garden tractor!! Now, I call him “my farmer” ( the man who works my land) takes care of my driveway every winter . He always comes early in case I have an early appointment. So nice of him !!

  2. EEEK! We are getting the same sort of weather today. Fortunately, I had lots to do IN THE HOUSE. Tomorrow….well….Uh….I have to drive in the stuff. That is rarely fun.

    Enjoy the beauty of it from the warmth of your home and your loved one. 🙂

    • It continues here today as well. Tomorrow, I have two, yes two, appointments in the morning. I may reschedule them.

      Here’s hoping the snow ends earlier for both of us and the crews get out early to clear the roads for us.

  3. We have three banana trees with stems of bananas on them. We hope we don’t get a hard frost this year in SW Florida. The week of Thanksgiving we had a light frost and temp at 39 degrees, but high temps in the mid 70’s most of the time so far.

    • It is not fun for me only because I’ve seen too many winters. For younger folk it is exciting. It is so much fun to play in snow, but it is very cold ( below zero C). For those of us who have to remove snow from walkways and driveways it is not fun. For those who must drive on our roads while snow is falling, it can be very treacherous. It is part of life at this latitude.
      Our summers are the finest in the world gentle warmth by day and cool enough to sleep well at night.

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