We’ve had 47 inches of snow this winter, in Sheboygan. Yesterday, we got 6 inches. It’s our biggest snowstorm so far! Then it was nice and warm today, so the roads are already in pretty good shape! In January, it kept snowing, but the temps were so cold, the salt really had no effect. I haven’t been taking that many pictures of the snow, because we kept only getting an inch or two, and it didn’t seem worth the bother, but now, with 6 inches, it’s starting to look like further shoveling will be a challenge. In other news, we could get more snow on Thursday! Or not. It all depends on the storm track.
So, today, was in the 30s. It felt great. After -17 with a -40 windchill, everything will feel warm from here on out! I keep laughing at the weather men who keep talking us it’s “cold”, but only down to zero, or it’s “cold” getting down into the 20s. We’ve been down to -17. We can handle it.
Still, there has been snow packed on my driveway all winter. We aren’t so good at shoveling and then Gary doesn’t always have time to snowplow right away, so it’s been sad. I’d like to see my driveway again. Maybe we will, someday.
Jasmine checking out the spirea bush
Jasmine, following me down the driveway, instead of sitting by the snowbanks!
My neighbor’s evergreen trees. Not every storm makes them looks so pretty!
The sky was trying to be blue! We get so many cloudy days in WI. Maybe it’s because of the lake!
We had a little bit of snow on Friday night and then all morning, the snow was blowing around and causing drifting on the roads between Sheboygan, WI and Sauk City, WI. (Hwy 23 in Sheboygan and Fond Du Lac counties, Hwy 151 – Fond Du Lac, Waupun, Beaver Dam, and Columbus, and Hwy 60 – Lodi, Arlington, Sauk City and Prairie Du Sac. It looked like a thankless job while the wind was blowing the snow right back on the road, plus having to deal with all the traffic while you did your jobs.
On the return trip, in the afternoon, the roads were much better and there was far less blowing and drifting. The salt and sand sure helped where the snow had gotten onto the roads, too.
Staying home would have been nice, but our daughter needed to get back to college and we needed to get her to her ride, so that we didn’t have to ride all the way to River Falls, WI. I’m thankful that all of us arrived at our destinations safe and sound. We saw many vehicles in the ditch, especially on the way there, this morning. Yikes.
While my car did fish-tail once, I was able to stop it, without losing control. Phew!
Also, we found out while we were there, that bald eagles like to spend their winters on the Wisconsin River near Sauk City and Prairie Du Sac. Prairie Du Sac has an overlook by the river and we did get so see an eagle flying around. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a bald eagle in the wild.
We got about 2-3 inches of snow the other day. It was kind of a bust. The snow didn’t start falling as soon as they thought it would, so we didn’t get as much. Tonight, we got about another inch. We keep getting little bits all the time!
It already feels like winter and we’ve already had a touch of snow here and there. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get 4-7 inches and they say it will be “lake-enhanced” snow, so that could mean we get more, but they don’t always know. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow brings.
We had such pretty colors this past fall. The colors just went on and on and on. From the first trees that changed, to the last trees that changed, it felt like we weeks and weeks of reds, yellows and oranges.
I’m so behind on taking pictures of dishcloths and also getting them knit! LOL!! I need to spend some more time actually knitting, rather than looking at Facebook and Twitter! One of the cooler ones we did recently was an illusion snowflake in blue and white! When you look at it straight-on, it’s hard to see the snowflake, but look at an angle, and you can see it then!
Last Thursday, we got 6 inches of snow. It was a day to just stay home, make soup and watch it snow. It was so pretty outside, because the snow clung to all the branches.
Then on Sunday, it rained hard all day. The driveway is a mixture of puddles and ice, which is supposed to be all ice, as the night goes on, and gets colder. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be quite windy. It’s never a dull moment around here!