Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's spring! (Part 1)

The "maid" (see previous post) did such a good job with all her work yesterday that I took her outside to play in the snow.

Yes, we still have snow left.

A LOT of snow!

(Click photos to enlarge.)

But, the calendar tells us that indeed it is spring! The calendar KNOWS! The tulips are coming up, I've seen a robin (one... a couple miles from here), and today I saw two blackbirds here. Yep, only two blackbirds. They must've been the brave scouts for the rest of the flock or something. (I wonder what they reported to the others!) Anyway, I have great hope for warmer weather and green growing things in the not-too-distant future. (And then I can complain to you about having to mow lawn all the time.)

Sooo, it being officially spring, let's CELEBRATE! Let's have a little fun! Let's think ahead! Let's think ahead to when the snow is ALL GONE!! And I would like all of you blog readers to guess what day you think will be the first day that the snow Courtney is standing on in the bottom picture above is entirely GONE! I'll go out and check it each day when it's getting close and snap some pics so you can see the progress.

Here are the rules: 1) You may only submit ONE GUESS per person. 2) You MUST submit your guess by leaving a comment (emails will not be eligible). 3) You MUST leave me some kind of way to contact you (if I don't already have that) in case you're the winner. 4) In case of a tie, I'll draw for a winner (so you may want to check previous comments to make sure you don't duplicate a date). 5) You only have ONE WEEK to submit your guess... anything after midnight CDT, March 28th, will be ignored.

Wow, that's a lot of rules! But no fine print (unless I think of something to add later). Oh, yeah... what does the winner get, you ask? The winner will get a pair of 5" x 7" prints of this past winter's scenery that I've posted on this blog... your choice. (Or, if you're totally sick of snow, I could maybe be persuaded to print something else you've seen and like better.) <-There, some fine print. ;-)

Okay, have at it folks! And good luck! I just hope the snow's all gone by the first day of summer!!!


The Luedtke Family said...

Those are crazy drifts! Our weather is crazy. Last week Thursday and Friday we enjoyed spring coats and 60 degrees. Then, Saturday, the first day of spring and my daughters birthday party we plummeted to 30 degrees and two inches of snow. But, today, Sunday, that snow is gone. Yours will go away as well. I have to think on the date.

Grandma G said...

Definitely crazy weather! The last year or so has been pretty weird.

Auntie Kim said...

It might be wishful thinking... but I'm gonna guess that Courtney will be standing on the ground without those Nasty snowbanks.. by April 15th!

live a colorful life said...

My guess is May 1st.

grace said...

Grandpa H thinks the snow bank will be gone by April 20th.
Grandma H guesses the snow bank will be gone by April 12th.
But alas what will we all have to grumble about when it is gone?

Anonymous said...

My guess is April 22nd for no other reason than it is my Mom's birthday.


Anonymous said...

April 10.


Jess said...

Is it closest without going over, like the Price is Right? April 13.

Grandma G said...

No, it's just closest, either side.

Grandma G said...

Or right on will work, too. ;)

(Something's not working right here. Sorry if you've subscribed to the comment thread and are getting duplicates!)

Becky said...

People keep choosing the days I thunk of. Stop that you people! hmmph!


Soooooo, I'll choose April 17th.