Squirl's Nest

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sunny day

Yesterday was the first significant snow of the season. A foot of snow was in the forecast, but we probably got more like eight inches. I was a bit depressed thinking about the dreary snow season being here.

But, this morning I was greeted by something that's not usually here once snow season starts in Michigan. It was the sun! The sky was blue. And it was wonderful.

Here's the shot I got when we walked to breakfast.

Here it is a bit later.

Sunshine on the snow. :)

More blue sky

And, later yet, here come the clouds from the West.

The sun decided to peek once more.

Then behind the clouds again.

But the clouds in the East were still pretty in pink.

It's supposed to snow for the next five days but this sunny day should help me get through it.


Blogger Susan said...

Gorgeous winter skies. I love the light at this time of year! Thanks.

Sat Dec 02, 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I think as winter arrives I want to move further south. It is 29 (F) outside and Alex is sitting on the heat register in the kitchen. I only wish that I were small enough to sit on one, too.

Sat Dec 02, 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Those are beautiful blue skies. Wow.

I hope that you have to sun to keep you happy for a while. Sun always helps. :)

Sat Dec 02, 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Yay for blue sky and sun!! These are great pics, Squirl!

Sat Dec 02, 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Susan! I love that blue, too. Looks like you've also had snow.

Nick, my family thought we knew what winter was until we moved to Michigan. Keep warm!

Amber, thanks! You bet, sunshine is great. And, you have a great birthday today!

Lynn, blue sky and sun are at a premium this time of year in Michigan. Thank you. :)

Sun Dec 03, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Funny how the weather man always promises 12 inches but when it comes time to get all slippery it turns out to be 8.


Sun Dec 03, 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Yeah, we got promised more inches than we got, too. ;)

In this case, though, an empty promise is not a bad thing. We still ended up with almost 11 inches.

Sun Dec 03, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Well I see we sent the snow your way. I hope you don't get the temps we have. I am so spoiled . . . because here in Colorado we get more sunshine than not.
Laughing at hellokittn's comment. Your pictures are beautiful . . . wishing your sunshine.

Sun Dec 03, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Platypus said...

Beautiful pics as always. I wish we got snow like that - although if we did the entire country would collapse because we can't cope with extreme weather. I love looking at your photos though. Keep them coming! :0)

Sun Dec 03, 05:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, ain't it the truth?

Bucky, yes some promises are just begging to be renigged upon. Or, something like that. Sorry about your 11 inches.

Nina, I've heard about Colorado getting lots of winter sunshine. Send some my way when you can. And what're we gonna do about the Kittn? :D

Platypus, thank you. Believe me, the snow is more fun to look at. I just did a little bit of shoveling this heavy stuff and I have some very sore muscles. And I'm glad that you haven't tired of my pictures. :)

Sun Dec 03, 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Beautiful!! I can't imagine snow without the bright blue skies and piercing sunlight. I swear, growing up in CO, the light in the winter was almost too bright because of the snow. Maybe that's why I like snow, because I've haven't really had to experience it with months of gloom. I wouldn't like that either, I don't think. Great pictures!! And how much do I love that you were walking to breakfast bright and early?? We ARE sisters!!

Sun Dec 03, 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, Michigan winters are very gloomy. I don't know why, but we get more than our fair share of cloudy days. Thank you. And I love to walk to breakfast on the weekend. It's nice to get there bright and early and still have so much day left. Sisters we are. :)

Sun Dec 03, 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

What a nice way to spend a (Sunday, I think it was?) morning.

sun, pretty snow, and photos. :-)

We have snow here too and the first thing i checked is if my tree that I put lights on outside has any (not yet), because I love when the lights sparkle through the snow.

I bet we'll get some before Christmas comes and goes though.

Mon Dec 04, 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, it was Saturday. A beautiful Saturday. :) Thanks!

I do like the look of snow on the lights. At one of our houses I had lights inside the windows. But there was a little ledge that caught the snow and made a nice show of the bottom ones.

Good luck on your getting some snow cover.

Mon Dec 04, 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

You've got some very expressive trees in your neighborhood!

Mon Dec 04, 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, tshsmom! It's a very old neighborhood with some very old trees. :)

Mon Dec 04, 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I was feeling a little neglected for not getting snow here, but now I'm kinda glad. Beautiful pictures.

Tue Dec 05, 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Eclectic, she even got MY fat, lazy butt to walk to breakfast when I was there last week. And that means I was awake and dressed before noon!

Wed Dec 06, 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous LadyBug said...

Lovely photos, Squirl. And how nice, that we can all come back here for a little sunshine when we need it. :)

Wed Dec 06, 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

PC, I never feel left out when I don't get snow. But you can enjoy pictures of it here any time you want. :)

Bucky, you did just fine, walking to breakfast with us. And those banana almond crepes were worth it, weren't they?

Ladybug, thanks! Yes, we can come back to those sunny pictures any time that we need to, thank goodness. :)

Wed Dec 06, 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Very nice photos. Love the skies, but I'm not so sure about the white stuff lying around. We have some of that here as well, but at least we are getting some moisture. Is it too soon to say I'm ready for spring?

Thu Dec 07, 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

dmmgmfm, thanks! I'll say I'm ready for spring now. :)

Thu Dec 07, 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Well you know I love snow!
But that's because we don't see much of it here...

Thu Dec 07, 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Sierrabella! I've seen pictures of total white at your place, haven't I???

We're getting dumped on here again today. I knew that moving closer to the lake meant more lake-effect snow. But it also means more moderate temperatures year round.

How are you doing?

Thu Dec 07, 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Eight inches is very respectable. I couldn't believe I had to read all the way down to chchchia before someone went there. That's my girl :)
Beautiful pix, I especially like the pink skies.

Sat Dec 09, 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, hi! Yes, leave it to our littlest sister to, um, bring that one up. :)

Thanks, I love the pink, too. It's actually clear again today. And the Western skies were reflecting a beautiful pink.

Sun Dec 10, 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It was likely the cold temperatures that brought about the shrinkage.

Sun Dec 10, 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Well, Bone, when it comes to snow, I'll take all of that kind of shrinkage that I can get. ;)

Sun Dec 10, 06:15:00 PM  

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