Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful

Sorry to start my post with this out of focus shot of Jack but I just couldn't resist sharing this picture of our snow puppy. This shot was taken on Friday morning after we received 8" of snow overnight with a total of 12" by the time the weather broke.

Saturday brought more snow and a choice, do I travel in the snow or wait until Sunday when 30 mile per hour winds were forecast? I chose the snow. The 9 hour trip took 14 hours. It is good to be home safe and warm. Next year my son is getting a bus ticket for Christmas...
As you travel north of where we live the land levels out quite a bit. There are rolling hills and the occasional limestone outcropping. Into the Northwoods the roads are lined with pine trees, oak and birch as far as the eye can see. It was too snowy to capture the distant tree lined hills today. I had also hoped for some pretty shots of Lake Superior but had to settle for this freighter in drydock and a grain storage facility in Superior, WI. Duluth Harbor, located between Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin, is the largest and the farthest western port on the Great Lakes. The chief exports from Duluth Harbor are grains from the US and Canada, coal and iron ore. Here is a link to the Lake Superior Martime Mueseum's webcam. Not much action today.

Here is a link to some quick facts about Lake Superior. There are so many beautiful places to see along the shore line. More about that on another visit.


bindu said...

Your Christmas tree looks so warm and cozy against the snow! It must have been rough, driving all that time and having to be alert and careful through it all! Now that your son is home, hope you enjoy some quality family time!

karenfae said...

My daughter and family live near Madison WI, she said the weather is awful - sorry you guys had to be out in it. Love your tree and glad you are all home safe.

Pat said...

So happey to hear you and your DS are home safe, sound and warm!

Enjoy your holidays!

Jude said...

Your photos look lovely, I can handle snow in photographs!!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful time.
Peace and happiness

Finn said...

Hi Chris, I had forgotten that you are in the southern part of WI and that means you've been getting clobbered!!
Glad to hear you got to Superior and back ok despite the snow. The pictures are beatutiful, and when I have no place I have to be, I love snow...LOL. Travel is quite another story tho. Wishing you and yours the merriest of holidays. Hugs, Finn

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