Monday, November 21, 2022

The Seasons

Winter started this weekend here in Michigan. For a while on Saturday night, just as we were leaving a fantastic concert on the University of Michigan campus, snow was falling in huge flakes and accumulating on all the walkways. Driving home was ok though there were crowds of students crossing the streets in somewhat disconcerting numbers, probably celebrating yesterday’s football victory over Illinois. Against the snow, they looked like shadow puppets parading against the screen of a puppet theater.

Applause for the Berlin Philharmonic performance of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony at Hill Auditorium.

The Seasons

As the seasons change, my front yard changes. Here are some photos:

Today: the first snow of the season: luckily we aren’t in Buffalo where snow depth was 4 feet!

Autumn leaves in October, 2022.

The end of summer, 2022.

Spring, 2022.

Spring blossoms in my front yard this year.

In Spring 2021, snow froze the early azalea and magnolia blossoms. The seasons in Michigan can be perplexing!

How our garden has grown over the years! This photo is from April, 2006, a year after the planting was done.

All photos © 2022 mae sander.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's amazing how much well conceived plants can grow into lovely, but unrecognizable bushes and tall trees.

You have a welcoming home, Mae.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I heard on TV this morning that Buffalo got 80 inches of snow.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the photos of your house in different seasons. The house is reallyy pretty. It's got very cold here and I hope we don't get snow! Valerie

eileeninmd said...


I have three favorite seasons, spring, summer and fall. Your home looks pretty in all the photos, especially with the Autumn leaves and spring blossoms.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

DVArtist said...

These are really wonderful seasonal photos. Have a lovely day.

Iris Flavia said...

Most too cold for my liking!
But your views are pretty none-the less!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The Berlin Philharmonic and Mahler's Seventh. Does it get any better? I don't think so.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

It's lovely to see the change and growth in your garden. The snow in New York was really hectic!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a wonderful post! I like seeing the seasonal changes. We only had 2 cm of snow.

My name is Erika. said...

It's fun to see the seasons at your house. Your house is charming too. hugs-Erika

Aimz said...

You live in a lovelyl house. Wish we got snow here in town but it only falls on the mountains.