March came in roaring …

March

… and it must have laryngitis by now since it is has been roaring since early this morning.

Unbelievably, yesterday we were enjoying Spring-like temperatures.  We reached 59 degrees in late afternoon, with weathermen crowing about #Pure Michigan, the slogan for the advertising campaign used to lure tourists to the Mitten State.

February 28th

After finally reaching a record high of 60 degrees, things went downhill very quickly.

In the wee hours of the morn, torrential rain began, which continued until afternoon when the rain suddenly morphed into heavy, wet snow.

March 1st forecast

We’ve had about an inch of snow an hour, even thunder snow and lightening, and an icy mess will ensue tomorrow after the snow machine finally winds down later tonight.

My agenda tomorrow morning won’t be a walk in the Park, tripping along the perimeter path and passing out peanuts to the squirrels, but instead, I’ll be dusting off the shovel once again and getting myself in gear to hoist and heft that heavy snow.

Hopefully this weekend, I’ll get a chance to sneak down to my favorite nature nook, if the perimeter path is not still slickened over with ice and snow.

You know that I’m silently cursing the Groundhog …

[Images from Click on Detroit]

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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23 Responses to March came in roaring …

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss linda………………….i couldn’t believe my eyes when the pouring rain started changing to big drops of snow and it kept on and on…………….I was both wet from the rain and wet up to my knees coming back in the wet slushy puddles this afternoon…………………I had to drag myself and dress in warm clothes and go out to shovel our walks this evening……………………………….actually we do get a big snow storm around march 17 every year………………………this year it’s 16 days too early

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Ann Marie – when they said that would happen yesterday, I thought they were joking at first … how could it turn from that beautiful Wednesday weather into the mess we had today? I hope it doesn’t get icy overnight as they say may happen. That is true about the St. Patrick’s Day annual storm. Winter has definitely worn out its welcome this year!

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  2. Jill Wellington says:

    Wow! That’s some crazy Michigan weather! We only got a scanty dusting overnight. I wanted more!!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Jill – I think we got all that was destined for your neck of the woods! I would say that I’d happily give you some from here, but amazingly, getting above freezing and that beautiful sunshine, melted it from the sidewalks/driveways and off the bushes as well. You would have liked the scene this morning as everything was ice-covered, over the ice, and the trees were just heavy with ice, to the point a few looked like they would lose their branches in the street – it would have made a beautiful picture.

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  3. Linda – I’m sorry you have snow again, but I’m so glad it isn’t me! I know that is right to say that. But we are having horrific wind, the power keeps going out, but so far it comes back on… Stay warm and don’t put your back out shoveling the snow. The squirells will miss their peanuts. xo kim

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I hope the wind has subsided Kim and the power is stable … we have many old trees in our neighborhood and when the wind is rocking back and forth, it does scare me they will topple over, especially when the ground is saturated from all the non-stop rain we have had, and now all this snow. They had several trees went over in a nearby City and luckily no one was injured, but did a lot of damage. We got close to 4 inches here and shoveling – wow … I had to push that snow as it was wet and very heavy. I was the only one that shoveled on the street (and I shovel the neighbor’s as they cut my lawn on all growing season) … I thought “I hope these people don’t think it will melt today” … guess what, my driveway/sidewalk is bone dry, and so is there’s! Guess that taught me to mutter to myself. Now, I may just get that walk in tomorrow and the squirrels will be happy.

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  4. Uncle Tree says:

    I can sense your frustration, Linda, but I can’t feel it,
    because it’s sunny and 61 degrees here. 🙂 Smiles…

    Nice layout for this post. A great way to show what’s really happening.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you Uncle Tree – I intended to do a post tonight, but I just left work a couple of minutes ago … what I will tell you is that I went out and shoveled snow this morning … I was the only one on the block doing that, but it was three inches and I did not think it would melt. However, I took a break this afternoon, looked out the front door, and the driveway was clear/dry as was everyone else’s! Grrrr! I realize it is March and we had 60-degree temps on Wednesday which kept the snow from staying and I think it got to 40 today. I could not listen to the news as basketball was on all day but that was the projected high. It was very icy this morning and I actually had to push the snow around to move it as too heavy to lift. Maybe I am turning into a weakling.

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      • Uncle Tree says:

        Oh, stop. 🙂 If you were the only one on your block outside exercising their demons on the melt…then, you were the only one strong enough to give a damn about the safety of your neighborhood’s walkers.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I like how you reason things out Uncle Tree … me, I was feeling smug at the end of the two houses thinking “you people will be sorry tomorrow, when all the people walk down the street and make ruts and ridges in the sidewalk … besides, the City has a hefty fine if you don’t shovel the City walk” … then when it melted anyway, I was kicking myself. I came inside and sat at the computer an hour or so later, and my eyes got heavy from all that shoveling. 🙂

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  5. I hope you can get out easily tomorrow. John and grandson David are driving in snow in PA right now. They will go to TN before coming home to NC.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Safe travels to them Anne – my friend who lives near Rochester, NY has been out to shovel something like six times already … they got what we had yesterday, only worse (they are near the snow belt). I went out this morning and shoveled and it was quite heavy so I pushed the snow around and there was ice everywhere, hanging on trees, and lots of people had lost power … not here thankfully. I was the only one shoveling and thought to myself “there ware three inches of snow, surely people don’t think it will melt …” but it did. I looked out this afternoon and everything was bone dry, even the people who didn’t shovel. Grrrr to that! Maybe they should stay over until it gets better and less people on the road? They closed most of the schools in Michigan today.

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  6. We had snow in Bay Area last week.:)

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I heard that and it’s pretty amazing – I didn’t know where you live, now I do. Bay Area is so beautiful – you are lucky to live there.

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      • Michigan is very beautiful. I have been to Saulte ste. Marie. Our parents used to live there. Now they are near Toronto. My husband used to go to University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He got the job in Bay area. We moved here.:)

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      • lindasschaub says:

        You are right about Michigan – it is prized for its Great Lakes and all the water and some portions are very beautiful … I was only in Ann Arbor once or twice … a college friend of mine had a brother who was attending U of M and I went with her a few times to take stuff to him … that was back around 1974 or 1975. I am from Canada and am still a Canadian citizen. I was born i Toronto, lived there until I was 2, then we moved to the suburbs (Oakville); my father got tranferred from Ford of Oakville to Ford of Woodhaven here in Michigan. That was in 1966 … I have lived here 51 years but am still a Canadian citizen. We used to go to Toronto to visit my grandmother but she passed away in 1986. I had an aunt and she passed away in 1991 so I’ve not been back since 1991. I have no relatives there now –
        for that matter, I have no relatives here … no family. I am the only one left. You are lucky to live in the Bay Area – even though it snowed last week. 🙂

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      • Michigan is so beautiful. I think the whole world is beautiful. Just some places has more advertisement. My papa lives near Toronto. He feel lonely and depress sometimes. He does some classes, play Bingo.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        You just have to go out and discover it sometimes. I am thinking of getting a recreational pass when I renew my driver’s license. It used to be you could go to the many state parks and only needed a special pass if you wanted to go camping or had a recreational vehicle. But a few years ago, they started charging an access fee, but they have so many other types of “wildlife” like owls, does, fox … might be nice to add their pictures to the blog sometimes.

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      • King Pan says:

        Yes this is true. It will be nice.:)

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  7. 60 degrees!!! I though Gulf countries are hot only!

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