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snow well


Snow, snow everywhere

In the trees, on the sidewalks

Not a spot is bare

It used to mean fun

We’d grab the sleds and suit up

Heading for the hills

Spending many hours

Making angels and snow forts

Oh yes, snowball fights

These days, not so much

Snow just adds another chore

Eating up playtime

So, grab a shovel

There’s lots to be cleared away

Cause life must go on

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

Michigan My Michigan

For those of you who have ever wondered why someone would want to live in a state shaped like a mitten… Well, there may be some of you who DO wonder. Wonder no longer, because one of the BIGGEST REASONS is the AUTUMN SEASON.  It brings such a smile to my face to observe the warm color spectrum appear, as if by magic, nearly everywhere you look. Green is keen but shades of red and gold make the scene!

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So as I am hopping around today, I came across some nifty stuff I wanted to share with those around the world.  The Tunnel of Trees is up near to where my folks live (closer to the top of the little finger side of the mitten, I am more toward the wrist, center, closer to the thumb side) Should you be seeking to plan a vacation get-away, consider being here in Michigan during the color change. Be prepared to smile, a lot!  Enjoy…

There is an actual video of The Tunnel of Trees in the second link. I have added an actual commercial from our Board of Tourism, all about Pure Michigan. If you think you may recognize the voice, it could be that you are a fan of actor/comic, Tim Allen (a proud Michigander) because he voices most of the Pure Michigan commercials.

Poured some hot coffee

Stepped out into a rainbow

Crunched as I walked on

Gave silent thanks for the sight

Mother Nature accepted

(c) Annette Rochelle Aben 2016