Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blue Skies and a Super Feast

We ended the month of January with a snow total of 226.5 inches. 71.5 of those inches fell in January. That was about 4-1/2 feet less than we had in December. Since Lake Superior is now 92% frozen over, we are experiencing fewer lake effect snowstorms. That makes us thankful for the cold temperatures. Yes, you heard me correctly. I said we're thankful for the cold temperatures! Steve is very good at "moving snow," but he's running out of places to move it to!

When we're not experiencing that lake effect snow, the blue skies return to the Keweenaw. I took another photo of the blue house across the street on January 31. You'll see how the snow is still clinging to the one side of the roof, and it's beginning to build up on the avalanche side again. What I really want you to notice, however, is the color of the sky. That's the color I describe as "Keweenaw blue." It's the color of the sky on a typical day here when it's not snowing - winter or summer.

Here's a shot of our fence and the neighbor's apple tree taken the same day. The snow is causing the tree to lean toward our fence. Yikes!

Blue skies were also seen on Super Bowl Sunday. 

It was cold, but Steve said it wasn't too cold for this:

Yep, Super Bowl Sunday calls for a Super Feast! After all, Steve had taken the time to dig out the grill the day before. It looked like this back on January 31.

The same area of the deck looked like this on Sunday.

Steve was very happy to be grillin' again. He always gets this look on his face before eating a big hunk of beef.

I don't know why I didn't take any photos of the food - guess we were too busy eating. We had steaks and sweet potatoes cooked on the grill, steamed asparagus, lightly buttered noodles (one of his childhood favorites) and cottage cheese.

Blue skies and a super feast made for a super day on Super Bowl Sunday (even though the Broncos lost).

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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