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A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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Location: SW Outer Nowhere, Michigan, United States

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27 December 2008

Heavy Rain, Fog, Melting Snow

We've had a lot of snow this December. This is what happens when we have a month with over 50 inches of snowfall, followed by temperatures well above freezing and rain on top of that.

The left-hand photo is the view from the bottom of my driveway looking west; the right-hand one is looking east; and the top one is looking across the road to the north.

What you can't tell from the photo is that this broad brown stream is our drainage ditch, completely full of runoff. It's, I dunno, about eight feet deep. Usually it's a small, shallow creek at the very bottom of the ditch.

I just hope the water doesn't undermine the driveway where it goes across the culvert.

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Blogger catsmum said...

seeing that I don't have to actually EXPERIENCE the cold, wet, stuff, I can say that your photos are absolutely beautiful Alwen and I'd love to see more

4:10 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Yeah, we drove through unholy fog on the way home yesterday. Started at four in the afternoon (!!) in the Blue Ridge and never let up, the whole way down into The Swamp.

Freaky weather. Gotta love it.


9:56 AM  
Blogger Dave said...


It's been the same up here, snow, rain, more snow, more rain ... what a mess.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Wish there was some way to save some of that fresh water for the hot dry summer.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Geek Knitter said...

Oh boy. The snow is turning to rain up north of us, people are getting concerned about urban floods.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Bells said...

Holy crap. Loads of snow! Keep warm!

4:07 AM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

And then came the big winds and the power went out. We were only without power for 6 hours - a very short powerless time frame for us where power outages are often measured in days.

How did you do?

5:09 PM  
Blogger HobbygÃ¥sa said...

Here is freezing cold, and January has not even started lol:. Happy New year!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I hope so, too! That's a lot of cold and wet there. Stay dry and warm when you can...

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jejune said...

Wow, that is a LOT of snow! Hope your January is less snowy :D

8:55 PM  

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