Friday, December 4, 2009

First Real Snow of the Year

Yesterday and today we've gotten our first substantial snow fall of the year here in west Michigan.  We got about 6 inches overnight, and we expect 14 inches before it stops.  It's coming down in big, wet clumps of flakes.

The roads are unplowed, and people are suffering from their annual how-to-drive-in-the-snow amnesia.  But it is admittedly pretty when the sun peaks out from behind the clouds and makes all the powder covered branches glisten.

Sadly, as I drove in to work today, I realized that the snow means no more riding my skinny tired road bike for a while.  I'm heart broken.  But that just means it's time for more mountain bike action!

The pictures in this post were taken outside my office.  Not the prettiest setting, but it gives you an idea of how big the flakes are that are coming down.  Hello, winter!

It's hard to believe that just last weekend, it was sunny and relativley warm.  The picture below was taken last Saturday on the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids as the hubby and I gave a friend a tour of the city.  There were lots of bikes downtown that day.  This picture really has nothing to do with this post, but I like how it came out, and I want to post it.  It's my blog...I can do that!


  1. It may not be the prettiest setting but the pictures sure look very nice!

    Sometimes I wish to see my surroundings full of snow... (it never snows here).

    I loved that last photo too. The metal structure, the buildings, the trees and finally, the moon. Great!!

  2. Beautiful pics! It felt that cold in ABQ today...and actually it might have been colder than Grand Rapids! LOL. It was 13.5 degrees today! BURRRR! Too cold. No snow here yet...but we never get much here in the valley.

    I do not want to ride my bike if it is colder than 45 degrees. Sometimes I will...but if I have a choice NOT! That is my cut off.So, I will be indoors for a while on my trainer.

  3. Wow, that's a biggie for a first snowfall! I'm sure your mountain bike is pleased ;) Still waiting in Chicago - so far we've gotten only flurries and the forecast for next week is clear.