Friday, April 20, 2007

Spring at Last!

We've had 2 days in a row now of warm "seasonable" temperatures and the crocus are blooming. They pushed through the ground almost two weeks ago but halted in their tracks when the weather turned cold again and waited patiently under the snow that blanketed everything.

The snow is gone and they wait no more. I'm getting yard work done, interrupted by photos of crocus of course and Ace's persistent attempts to get me to play fetch with him instead.

Monday, April 16, 2007

April Blizzards?

The Noreaster dumped about 5-6 inches of snow on us last night. It's hard to tell exactly how much as it varies from 4 to 8 or more inches depending on how protected the location was or how much drifted in. I spent an hour and a quarter shoveling very wet, very heavy snow. The bottom half inch was really just slush.

I didn't clear the walk and drive as well as I normally would. By the end of the week the temperatures are forecast to be in the 50s so it will all melt anyway.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April SNOW Showers Bring ???

After a false spring the weather turned winter again last Wednesday and we've had new snow on the ground every morning since. Not to be outdone, on Easter Sunday it snowed all day, accumulating almost 2". The birds enjoyed lots of seed to help them through.

Recently we've had a large group of Tricolored Blackbirds come and feed on the ground below the feeder. Their song always reminds me of spring when I was young and I remember hearing them singing along the roadside as I walked to school. Having them in the yard is a reminder that spring is coming despite the recent setbacks in weather.