Day 1: After the Storm

26 Jan

At 11:15 last night, the view looked like this. Clear roads, howling winds, and large rolling waves.


With little traffic, the salt trucks were moving quickly.


Then the morning came, and truth be told, I was a bit disappointed when I peered out our west-facing bedroom window. The snow was negligible after all the hype. But when I entered the east-facing living area, well, it was quite a different story. The lake was like an ocean, with 8-15 feet rollers. There was even an “iceberg” forming at the curve!


Needless to say, it was mesmerizing, even in total monotone.


And then there’s always the “adventurous” type…


It’s been fascinating watching the “iceberg” grow as the waves splashed upon it all day.



The forecast is for continued snow through the night. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but I’ll let you know. And for those of you who live a bit further from the lake, I did hear you had a bunch of shoveling to do. Stay warm and safe. As you already know, the snow is quite heavy!



14 Responses to “Day 1: After the Storm”

  1. Rudy January 26, 2021 at 4:59 PM #

    Exciting to watch all this happen out your window. Just hope no one is injured stay well both of you. Talked to friend in Cortona. Fall weather not good lots of rain ciao

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    • blogginginitaly January 26, 2021 at 5:52 PM #

      Thanks, Rudy. Yes, very wet there. Better now than in the spring, right?


  2. Royce Larsen January 26, 2021 at 5:04 PM #

    Thank you for sharing your “ring side view”. My best.


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  3. mmattucci January 26, 2021 at 5:09 PM #

    Is that Billy on the bike??

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sandra January 26, 2021 at 5:09 PM #

    Must be so much fun to watch storms ticking in your nest! Weather is awesome!

    Sent from my iPad


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  5. Maureen (Mack) Lawler January 26, 2021 at 5:29 PM #

    That ‘iceberg’ is VERY impressive! Amazing watching that body of water in action! 💖


    • blogginginitaly January 26, 2021 at 5:51 PM #

      I can hardly do it justice, it’s huge! And still growing. 💪


  6. Patricia Hughes January 27, 2021 at 2:10 AM #

    Bellissimo, from the safety of your cosy home! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Magda January 27, 2021 at 12:32 PM #

    Hi Judy and Len,

    What a good view you have of the Lake.
    Thanks for all the winter news from Chicago.
    It will be Spring soon. Hope to go to Europa soon.

    Love, Magda

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