With winter just about here but all we have really experienced so far is cold, cold weather and very little snow I decided to enjoy looking at these pictures I took last spring when the first skiers took to the water outside my lakeside home. The green grass really looks great compared to the cold brown yard outside my home right now. With not even white snow to make the yard look somewhat pretty one can only enjoy looking at pictures of prettier scenes. Must admit though that there is still some accumulation of the white stuff on the north side of my home - the side we lake dwellers call our "back yard". Merry Christmas anyway even though little if any snow may be here by next week's special holiday. Oh well, one can always watch the movie White Christmas!