Wisconsin winter today the calm beauty I’ve known all my life classical music on the radio
We’ve had strong winds, and Lake Michigan waves splashed up into our front yard, tossing some wood that was drifting in the water. We are high enough above the lake, our shoreline was reinforced years ago, and so we are safe. It’s a different scene with the water this high, and no beach.
clear blue skies rest my eyes icicles melting and willows already look gold in the sun
still I cherish this winter time and will long for it some summer days when the gardens are overrun
conversations at the family restaurant hearts on windows
From January 2015: On this day, Karl and I went to Sheboygan’s Family Restaurant and Bethesda Thrift Store. We enjoyed meals there in 2019 too. And we are seeing some hints of Valentine’s Day in some stores! So many nice memories would be lost without the blog.
so cold yet from this ground daffodils and tulips will grow again
Lake Michigan – January 2016
Flowers were from Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin – January 2017.
Posts in my reader reminded me that today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I searched on Google and learned the solstice happens here at 10:19 PM (Central time).
The winter beauty can be stark here, with long winters and also the longer days of light at the same time. Truly wonderful to see, and always grateful for those who keep roads and power lines clear. All the good service.
Lake Michigan is at its highest level I can remember. Karl and neighbors are researching shore protection. I learned from Karl that 1986 was the last time the water was this high.