Thursday, 20 February 2014

Please Don’t Say That Four Lettered Word!

Originally our plan for today was to hop in the car and drive a hour over to the big city of Marathon (population 4000) to shop.
But because of that four lettered word, which I refuse to say, I will now have to get  out of bed at the most ridiculous hour of 7AM so we can hurry to Marathon and back before we get a fresh dump of 15cm’s of ----.
Isn’t that just awful?
I heard today that this was the first time that the Great Lakes had all frozen over since 2009.
This is a photo taken from our home on Lake Superior last February.
If you look carefully you can see the trees from the Parisian Island that was eight miles across the lake from us.
This was all open water, not a Bay, and I can’t remember a year when the lake didn’t freeze across since we had lived there.
We never knew from one year to the other what our lake front would look like!
Sometimes it looked like an ice jam.
Lake Superior Camp and cottage Living
At other times it joins forces with the wind to create the most unusual shapes.
Jan's pics 050
One thing for certain, Lake Superior is ever changing and ever full of surprises…
I love the mysterious!
wool over eyes
Oh, about that four lettered word;
I sure pulled the wool over your eyes on that one!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. Uggh! I couldn't take it ....we're due for another 4 letter word (rain) but I will take that! Your lake photos are beautiful!

  2. Hi Kimberly,

    Yes, I heard the same thing about The Great Lakes! Your pictures are pretty, though; that cold, white stuff sure can sway me with its crystal allure!

    Hope you got a chance to catch up on your sleep!


  3. yes you did, haha. Again, I just honestly can't even imagine it. We are due for a that dreaded 4 letter words over here too... H E A T Suppose to be 85 over here today...soo not suppose to be February weather. And we never did have January either. haha Enjoy your day!

  4. I was going to be a smart alec and go sugar? Then I realized that was 5 letters, lol. Warmed up to around 50 here and the snow is melting, with rain/thunderstorms on the not fret we get more of the dreaded S word. LOL BLESSINGS

  5. Oh Kimberly, that last photo of the sheep made me giggle :)

    Your photos are so pretty! I used to live right by Lake Huron and remember how it would ice over and look so amazing. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day :) Hugs!

  6. Love seeing pictures of the "four letter word". They are beautiful. We are having spring like weather here in Ga.this week. 73 for us today but severe thunderstorms heading our way. Rather have the "S" anyday. I hate storms. Be careful and safe

  7. Goodness that is a lot of ----!



  8. We have had over a foot and a half of _____ in the last 48 hours. My 4 letter word is STOP :)

  9. You crack me up! hahahahahahahah!!
    That last picture is so funny!

    God is such THE Master in the creation department! Your pictures captured some wonderful moments.

  10. Hi,
    Love your photos.
    We are planning to visit the Ice Caves on the South Shore of Wisconsin on Monday. :-)

    Do you know if the wolves or moose traveled off of Isle Royal? I wondered if some would like to visit new lands. :-)
    We are to get 15 inches today!! 15 inches of sn--!

  11. LOL! Yes, there are a couple of four lettered words that I don't like! Snow is one of them, but I have to admit it makes for some great photos. Nice shooting!

  12. Haha! That is one raggedy-looking sheep! :) Sorry to hear you had to make a change of plans. I'm really tired of that four letter word too!

  13. That is the wooliest sheep I have ever seen. So funny. You are on the lake, that makes for more of that four lettered stuff. I hope you get some slow thawing. xoxo,Susie

  14. Love that wool over the eyes!!! Down here our 4 letter words is " HEAT" yesterday 33 Celsius, no breeze, too hot for much at all, so a few hours at a nearby beach was bliss, cooling ocean breeze, waves lapping, fog rolling in, I guess all to soon it will really turn to colder days. Love those lake photos, nature provides so much beauty even in the unusual. Cheers from Jean

  15. Oh well, it will soon be past. I wish I could see all of that though. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip.

  16. Oh my, I am getting very tired of that four letter word, too! The temp has been so lovely this week so far though that I can't complain one bit. The sun is shining and all is right with the world.
    PS I have two little ones, 1 and 2 year old. Life is good!!!

  17. Afternoon, I am sooo tired of that four letter word..... Lovely pictures though, blessings Francine.

  18. SMILE! some days I am with you not liking that 4 letter word either.. Those types of breed of sheep I enjoy look at - such funny expressions with all that wool on them - what a hair style don't you think - and would not care to comb it either...wink
    oh and one other thing beautiful photos..

  19. We are just at the point of breaking Michigan's winter snowfall record from back in the 1800's this year! thank you so much for your visit and comment! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

  20. It's sure been a rough winter hasn't it? Love your snow pictures but enough is enough! Hope you had a safe drive to Marathon and back.

  21. Cute ending love the photo for it lol Wonderful photos . We live a 6 min drive from the north shores of Lake Erie and yes it has been years since the great lakes have been mostly frozen . The day started out nice with some pretty hoarfrost and sunrise then by noon it all turned nasty lighting thunder whilst it snowed then turned into sleet and then rain and still raining . WOW! wacky weather . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  22. Winters are so unique. This one reminds me of 2008. It would be so interesting to see the differences there on Lake Superior.

  23. Oh I hear you,you know how I feel about that word! lol. I think we are ALL going to bend down and kiss the ground...just as soon as we can actually see it.

  24. ugh, all I can say is I am glad I don't live there [at least in the winter!}

  25. Kimberly,
    Now I truly know why I haven't returned to Marquette, because there's to much snow!!!!

    Love this post!

  26. Beautiful photos, but.....brrrr! I am sending you thoughts of warm weather and Spring from sunny and warm Arizona!

  27. What an adorable wooly beast in that last picture... LOL

  28. LOL! I won't utter the word around you!


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