To celebrate the start of winter today we went out to enjoy our freshly fallen snow.
We live on a glacial moraine that is filled with interesting geological features. Today we walked up a kame in the state recreation area. You can see the cone shaped hill there in the right side of the photo below.
Michigan is really a pretty interesting place to live. You may remember when I wrote about the kettle hole in our yard.
"The hill in front of you, known as a kame, was formed thousands of years ago when water from melting glacial ice flowed through a large crack in the ice. Glacial melt water carried sand, gravel, and rocks, depsiting them at the base of the crack to form the kame. To help picture this, imagine how sand flows through and hourglass and creates a rounded pile of sand in the bottom of the hourglass."
I'm thrilled to have everyone home for a few days. Let the festivities begin!