Dragging Her Heels

1The other day, I posted a shot showing the bit of snow we had, and mentioned that the next day, we would be getting 1-3 inches more of snow.  Well, the second storm came in very early Monday morning and we had about 3.5 here, and some places had up to 6+ inches of the white stuff.  This was followed by cold air, so you had to clear it out.  Things were crunchy for a day or so.

Fast forward to yesterday (Thursday)  The temperature rises to about 60, and around 4PM a sudden storm with heavy rain and straight line winds to 85 MPH in places created havoc.  Also, washed away most of Monday’s snow.  Within a weeks’ time, we had late Spring weather, high winds, snow, more snow, REALLY high winds and now things are calming down but chilly.2

Today was a chilly mix of rain, some sleet up near the place where I do volunteer work, and then a quick, small squall here at home.  The cardinal is not impressed, and looks like one of those “Angry Birds” you see.  Can’t say I blame him!

From what I hear, temperatures are supposed to stay chilly for another week or so, then perhaps we can get back to seasonal.  But not without winter’s last hurrah…one that knocked our record for least snowiest season on its butt.  Oh well, its all good in the end.

April Fool!

P1300499-1I know it is a couple of days past April 1, but perhaps that’s part of the joke!

We had a little bit of snow during the night, and 1-3 inches due tomorrow.  Snow in April is not unusual but the fact that the winter has been snow-LESS for the most part makes it worthy of an eye roll or two.  I do think of my father when we have Spring snow.  He would call it the “Poor Man’s Fertilizer”

The bird feeders are hubs of activity and somewhere up in the trees I hear a red-wing blackbird calling.  The grackles and starlings are beginning to hog the feeders and the mourning doves are back as the clean up committee.  Soon, I’ll fill the fountain and start it up for the season.  The beginning of a new cycle of growth and regeneration and it never gets old.