The winter began here with a bang! We got nine inches of snow in less that 12 hours and are hovering around freezing so the snow is still here. I took some pictures of the interesting first snow fall of the winter of 2008/2009.
Here in West Michigan we usually don't get this kind of snowfall until late December or early January so this is really something. The ground's not frozen, but with constant temperatures holding in the low 30s it is definitely here to stay
for a while.
Even the birds were finding it hard to find food in our feeders!
The side yard snows collapsed the strawberry garden's cage.
The grill was hard to uncover to cook dinner, and of course all of us felt like curling up in a little ball...
but then we would all have ended up like this snow covered small bush I'm afraid!
We finally had to break out the warmth with our new warming
toy, an oil space heater! Isn't winter lovely?