|The shores of Lake Erie, northeast Ohio in January|
The wind was especially strong on this day and though it's hard to tell in the photos, the waves were big for our "little" great lake. Bigger than I've seen them for sure, at least since Hurricane Sandy came through, and those waves were scarily amazing.
Because of the way the lake and where we live are situated, we are able to receive lots of "lake effect snow" here. It has to do with temperatures, warm for the lake and cold in the air, wind patterns coming across the lake and the lake NOT being frozen. So, open water means lake effect snow can come at a moment's notice. Because we live so close to the shore, we normally don't get dumped on as much as those a little south of us do...but it's still shoveling just the same!
So, snow season is upon us and I have to say, once the roads are clear, I don't really mind. It's so much prettier to look at then the mossy dark green of the hibernating grass and brown muddy paths throughout the landscape. Give me the brilliant blues of winter...perfect for resting and dreaming of springtimes to come...
What do you enjoy about winter?
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