Wordless Wednesday – Winter Where I Live

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This winter has been weird, yo.

Normally, this is what winter in West Michigan looks like.

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The back of my house.
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My garage.

However, this year, there’s some weird shit going on. We’ve even had 50 degree days in February. This is not normal. This is what it looks like today.

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I just went outside without a coat on to take this picture. It’s like spring out there.

Check out the other bloggers’ posts and see what winter is like where they live. Gwen, Deelylah, TorranceKellie, and Kris.

A Few of My Favorite Things: Seasons

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it’s time for another installment of A Few of my Favorite Things – and this month it’s all about seasons.

One of the things I love most about Michigan is that we get to experience all four seasons. (Sometimes all in the same day.) I actually enjoy all of the seasons despite my vocal, and often incessant bitching about the bleak endlessness of winter, I don’t actually hate-hate it. I just sort of hate it after New Year’s Day. And I’m not crazy about horribly humid summer days that make you feel like you’re breathing through a straw covered by a wet paper towel. That’s not great either. But, below are my faves along with the pictures I’ve taken over the last year or so.

But, my favorite season is autumn. I love the cooler temps, and sweater weather, the changing leaves, the weird, almost painfully blue color the sky gets on those super sunny, clear days, and the way that the leaves look bright and sharp enough to cut through the sky. Or the way the sun shines through the leaves and everything just looks not quite grounded in reality. Or is that just me?

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Second favorite season is spring. I love the smell of wet earth, and green growing things, and rain on the wind and flowers blooming – especially the lilacs – they’re my favorites –  and everything coming back to life, and crazy, vivid sunrises, and thunderstorms – oh my god, the thunderstorms. I love them so.

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Third favorite season is summer. I love being home with the kids, and spending days by the lake, and sitting in the shade and swinging in my hammock swing, and listening to the waves, and the thunderstorms – love the freaking thunderstorms. Not a fan of humidity or sweating, though.

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Which I guess brings us to winter. I like the quiet stillness of winter at night. I like to be snug in my house watching the snow and drinking tea – just as long as I don’t have to go outside and drive in it.

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What’s you favorite? And don’t forget to check out the other Wednesday Random bloggers’ posts and see what season is their favorite.

Jess

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Gwen

Paige

Kris