Our "Big" Snow Day!

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OK - big by our standards!  Schools were closed, some businesses didn't open, and the street crews were hard at work for most of the day, and the forecast is for 1-3" more tonight with blowing and drifting.  Who knows what tomorrow may bring?!

The bank where I work didn't close, so I was limited to taking pictures before and after work and during lunch.  Downtown was very quiet except for the hale and hearty.  My daughter ventured out (not even snowdrifts in her driveway could keep her home) for lunch.  Deciding not to drive, we set out on foot about a block from where I work - East of Chicago Pizza Co. (see review).  It is amazing just how fast 45 minutes can go by!

By quitting time, there was still enough daylight to go to a couple beautiful places blanketed in snow!  My first stop was Stepping Stones Park.

The Old Mill
  Nothing happening here, but the rush of water traveling toward Lake Erie via the Scenic Sandusky River.  One of the pictures shows only two of the stepping stones placed in the river for crossing.  The water level is a little high, so the rest were underwater.  The area hasn't had frigid temperatures for a few days so no ice had formed to cover the river.  Not much color in the pictures, but still a beautiful sight!

After stopping by my house and changing into snow boots, I set out for the Indian Mill Park located just north of Upper Sandusky.  I knew this area would be beautiful!  I figured the red painted mill in contrast with the white snow would produce some great picture opportunities.  It didn't disappoint me when I arrived!  Being the only person there, it was me and nature!  I took just a moment to reflect on life - just standing alone listening to the rushing water, some birds in the distance, and the occasional car passing over the bridge.  A truly awesome moment!  It really makes you feel close to God, and very thankful having been given the opportunity to experience this moment! 

Now I want to share some of the pictures from today.  I like the snow, but boy, I've had enough this year!  Bring on Spring!!!!!!!!

PhinsAndGills says:
You know what, by you and I doing blogs like this about Upper, it's really made me realize that we are very lucky to live where we do. It's a beautiful area. I can't wait to get out and take picture on my bike this summer with my new handy backpack. Maybe some fall leaf trips will be in order... wait DON'T rush fall...
Posted on: Feb 27, 2008
Sunflower300 says:
Oh, I love the way you described your moment alone to reflect on life; I felt a surge in my soul too, just enjoying the moment. Thank you. :)
Posted on: Feb 27, 2008
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Looking Downstream
Looking Downstream
The Old Mill
The Old Mill
Milling Museum Inside
Milling Museum Inside
Pretty Peaceful in the Winter
Pretty Peaceful in the Winter
Golf Anyone?!
Golf Anyone?!
Where did the Stepping Stones go?
Where did the Stepping Stones go?
Looking Upstream
Looking Upstream
Indian Mill State Memorial and Mil…
Indian Mill State Memorial and Mi…
The Dam Partially Broken
The Dam Partially Broken
Look how much snow weve had
Look how much snow we've had
Another view - notice the old iron…
Another view - notice the old iro…
Hydrant wearing a snowy hat
Hydrant wearing a snowy hat
Ive got a decorative pond there s…
I've got a decorative pond there …
No wind
No wind
Look at the trees in downtown
Look at the trees in downtown
An almost deserted Main Street
An almost deserted Main Street
Working to clear the walks
Working to clear the walks
The view from just outside the ban…
The view from just outside the ba…
The traffic lights and street sign…
The traffic lights and street sig…
The bushes have a white blanket
The bushes have a white blanket
My backyard winter wonderland.
My backyard winter wonderland.
Picnic Anyone?!
Picnic Anyone?!
The snow on the tree stump made fo…
The snow on the tree stump made f…
Indian Mill Park is pretty much de…
Indian Mill Park is pretty much d…
The old iron bridge crossing the S…
The old iron bridge crossing the …
Dont go back there!
Don't go back there!
Heading toward Lake Erie
Heading toward Lake Erie
Beside the Mill
Beside the Mill
A cold place to sit and think!
A cold place to sit and think!
My cat getting ready to dive into …
My cat getting ready to dive into…
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photo by: PhinsAndGills