Saturday, December 27, 2008

Old man winter took a vacation!

I live in Michigan where they say if you don't like the weather, wait a minute, it'll change. Boy is that true! Today we had a high of 60, which broke the record from 1946 where we got up to 58 degrees. Our normal temperature around this time of year is 31. Since it felt like spring, I had to get to the beach and see what was going on. The picture was taken at an inlet from Lake Michigan. The water did have a nice coating of ice but the weather today broke that up. I love the sound of melting snow/ice. : ) This December has been crazy. We've had close to 50 inches of snow already (although the weather today melted most of that - whoo hoo!) and a day last week where the temp was 9! Of course the warmer weather we had today isn't lasting and we should be in the 20's tomorrow. Ugh! I seriously need to get the heck out of here by the time the next winter rolls around. I'm debating between Tennessee, Georgia and California. Who knows where I'll end up?


Riverwolf, said...

All that ice and snow is crazy! It can be beautiful, I suppose, but I don't think I could live year-round in Michigan! So if you're thinking of moving---hmmm, I've only been to CA once so I can't say. I've been to Georgia plenty, and it's humid and full of sweaty rednecks. Tennessee can be hot, too, but it holds some special, mystical quality for me--must be those lovely mountains. I say Tennessee!

Dracenea said...

Michigan would be a wonderful state to live in, if you could work from home on the snow days. I think I could deal with the humidity and rednecks in Georgia. I haven't been there in 10 years though. I've never been to Cali but have heard/seen a lot about it. Seems like it could get pretty expensive on the coast though. Tennessee does seem to have magical powers...hmm. I'll have to see where my feet take me. Thanx for the vote!