Thursday, April 17, 2014

Snowmageddon 2014 - The Last Chapter

On April 12th and 13th, Michiganders experienced some great weather.  We were outside, along with all of our neighbors, doing lots of yard work.  It felt so great to get outside.  I even saw a few neighbor kids running through a sprinkler in their bathing suits.  Spring!  Finally!  It felt so great!  You'll remember that I wrote about our extremely harsh winter in this post and then this post.   Here is a random picture that I took in our backyard that weekend.  All of the snow was gone, and it was wonderful.  The patio furniture is out.  The fire pit is out.  The dog is happy.

Michigan April 12 2014

But then... on Tuesday April 15th, it happened.  We woke up to a 40 degree temperature drop and a snow storm.   At first I was upset, but then the news reports started coming in.  Metro Detroit received 3.1" of snow.  

Michigan Detroit Metro Record Breaking Snow - April 15 2014

Our total snowfall for the season was now 94.8 inches, surpassing the previous record of 93.6 inches set in the 1880-1881 season.  Although it was a difficult winter, at least we can say that we were part of the snowiest winter on record.  I feel like we accomplished something!

Michigan Detroit Metro Record Breaking Snow - April 15 2014

Next winter, I plan to read The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  The story is set in North Dakota during the 1880-1881 Winter, and I would like to see how it compared to life during such a winter now.  I will end my (hopefully) last post about winter with a quote from the book.  

"Laura felt a warmth inside her.  It was very small, but it was strong.  It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up."  - Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter

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