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April 16, 2011

Spring Snow
It always amazes me how quickly the weather can change.  Last Friday, there was still so much snow on the ground that I couldn't find my lawn.  In fact, I'm fairly sure I hadn't seen any of the grass in our yard since sometime before Thanksgiving.

By Monday, the snow was all gone, except for the super compact pile on my deck, where there were about six inches left.  But, in the course of the past week, even that all melted, too.

Miraculously, the crocuses and tulips all started coming up, even before the snow melted.  And when it was gone, the crocuses in my yard quickly bloomed and gladdened my heart with their purple and yellow petals just like they do every spring.

And last night, it snowed again.  And continues to do so.  Apparently we're looking at 6-9 inches before the end of the day.

But the crocuses are still out there, poking through a backdrop of white, still gladdening my heart.

(And I suppose this means I don't have to change my header yet!)

6 comments :

  1. I think we've had more snow in spring than we did in winter.

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  2. Today the sun is shining, I am listening to lawn mowers (including my own with Splenda at the helm) and watching Chloee out in the dirt. I can only HOPE that this is the sign that Spring is here to stay. Sadly, in UT - one should never get that hope until July.

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  3. I believe if I remember my weather history correctly - August is the only month that has never had a recorded snow fall in the UP!

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  4. OooOoo! Aren't they just lovely!

    Kristin

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  5. Summer is coming! No, really, it is! So glad you have a splash of color among all the snow—lovely shot of the crocus.

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