Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snowfall in Kalamazoo

One of my recent goals is to go to bed by 10 pm (my hope is that by meeting this goal, I'll be able to meet some of my other goals, that require getting up earlier...!). So this will be a quick post.

A friend recently shared this quote, from Henry B. Eyring.
When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.
I will try to remember this, when I am feeling annoyed with someone, and try to react with kindness instead.

On another note, we finally got snow here in Kalamazoo. Back on Jan 1st & 2nd, 7 or 8 inches fell, but didn't stick around for long. After a warm spell, the weather turned cold again, and we had another storm, starting Thursday evening, and continuing into Friday night. When it was all over, we had 10-12 inches of snow. Happily, I didn't have to drive in the worst of it, so I was able to enjoy watching it fall. Yesterday Bonnie and I had a fine walk, and I took some pictures.

Bonnie doesn't seem to care how deep the snow gets, although she does struggle to make her way sometimes. Apparently the snow traps smells, so she spends a lot of time sticking her head deep into the white stuff.

When she surfaces, she's wearing a good bit of snow
We recently had our house sided. Here are some pictures with the new siding, as well as the new snow.

Viewed from Canterbury & Piccadilly intersection

From Frey's Park - the garage door is still the old color

From Piccadilly - the west end of the house

And here are a few more random snow scenes.

Saturday morning, looking toward the park

Our pine tree

The row of pines on the far side of the park

Highgate Road


  1. Oh my goodness it snowed a lot!! (And I love the new siding. It looks great!)We still don't have snow here (except for some patches that are more ice than snow). I'm pretty OK with that, I think.

  2. Beautiful pictures!

    We have been snow deprived this year as well. Thankfully, we are enjoying a great storm at the moment.


  3. Your siding really is lovely. We'll have to come over and see it up close!