We had to make a trip to our favorite bulk food store about 20 miles away. As the passenger of this ride I grabbed my old camera I keep in the van, and started snapping pictures. I thought maybe some of my WARM weather readers might like to see some of our Michigan snow. The snow started in mid November and has stayed with us through warm ups (40 degreees) and rain. The second photo is looking right at the sun, through the clouds of course, which gives the appearence of it being lighter out than it really was.
After stopping at the store we decided to take the stuff our daughter wanted over to her house.
On the way we spotted these draft horses and cow, and this nice frozen stream.
Have you ever noticed how fast a barn goes to ruin after it's no longer being used?
When I was a kid, every farm over 40 acres had at least dairy cows.
Now there are plenty of fallen barns dotting the landscape since the small farms have been forced out of business since the early 1970's.
35 years ago this ruin was a prospering farm. Now its just a pile of rubble in a woodlot. The magnificent house, barn, and outbuildings are just moldering wood and cement. All that's left standing is the silo at the far left. Just too sad for words.
And speaking of SAD. This photo was unbelievable. Just to the left of my radio antenna is a deer
Running as fast and hard as it can from whats chasing it, just to the right of my antenna was this.
That's 2 snowmobiles. As we stopped to let that poor deer (winded, with tongue hanging, and stumbling) cross the road, and they high-tailed it back to and around the edge of the woods.
I have words for people like this, but I can't print them here.
But let's just say I wish that I was driving the snowmobile and they were in the place of that poor doe.
There were plenty of deer out yesterday. This bunch was a little further down the road.
A cold ride for some of our local Amish. (I would NEVER make it as an Amish man)
The big village.
When our daughter say's she lives in the middle of nowhere, this is what she means.
Then back through town and heading for home. About an 80 mile round trip in the beautiful winter wonderland.