For days, we’ve had a winter storm watch, followed by a winter storm warning. It’s Michigan, it’s February, but you’d think it had never snowed within a hundred miles of here from the hype. I avoided the frenzy of bread-milk-toilet paper buying yesterday, but did go out for my regular weekly grocery restock. The cats and I are settled in for the duration, with the fireplace to counteract the gray skies outside. I have my dark chocolate and hazelnut-flavored coffee, a large stack of books, and the world at my internet fingertips. It’s all good.
The photo above is the baseline as of 9:30 this morning when it began to snow. It was warm – in the 40s – yesterday, so most of the accumulated snow of January had melted away by last night.