It snowed a few inches most days last week.
The local area is still about 30″ below normal snow fall.
Then the skies cleared. Michigan enjoys maybe two or three clear days most winter months.
First run this winter in deep snow.
The woods were beautiful… and hilly.
Snow covered ant hills. That’s my glove for perspective. I’d like to dare some one to lay across them during the summer.
More ant hills.
The stream partially frozen.
The woods were packed with cross country skiers and their golden retrievers. I forgot, until I got on the trail, that the skiers rule the trail. The skiers claim the center of the trail as their territory. There is even a sign at the trail head with a diagram of the ski tracks in the center of the trail and the snow shoes on the outer edges of the trail. (feet not even illustrated and bikes not allowed)
A rare spot with room for two lanes of traffic. The rest of the trail system only has room for the skiers. I ran alongside the trail most of the time. I am still amazingly sore days later.
This is the sunflower the one-legged grasshopper hung out on for three weeks this past summer.
July and January weather. We did have a few 110ºF days. Today, in the dead of winter, it’s 60ºF and thunder storming. It’s the second year Michigan’s winter is full of spring and summer weather.