Friday, April 27, 2018

Blizzard in April

I mentioned in my last post that we had several more inches of snow predicted for the following weekend. We got that, all right, and then some. It became a full-fledged, record-setting blizzard... on the 14th of April! We got around 18 inches, with wind gusting up to 50 mph. Ugh.

I'm posting these photos just for posterity. It's not like I'll ever want to look back and see them myself. As a matter of fact, I'd be quite content to never see snow again! 

The mini lilac bush in front of the house:




The backyard got more snow than we've ever had there before!





The top of the drifts were higher than the bottoms of the kitchen windows!


Grandpa finally gave up with his snowblower and got the tractor and loader out to push the snow out of the way so he could get out of here.


Such fun. NOT. The good news, however, is that it's been melting very fast. We still have some left, but here's a comparison from yesterday.


That's it. Enough reminders. It's spring now, hopefully to stay. The birds, who've had a really tough time the last couple of months, are busy singing and nest-building, and the rhubarb is peeking out. Hopefully the farmers can get into the fields in a week or so, which is very late, but better late than never, right?

Enough. The end.

4 comments:

Emily Camfield said...

Ugh, we had to drive through that storm! We were a bit further south in Wisconsin, but it was not a fun drive.
And then four days later (April 18) we got 7 inches of snow... but it doesn't matter, it all melted and the grass is now amazingly green. Spring is extra appreciated this year. :)

-Emily

Grandma G said...

Oh, gosh... that would’ve been awful to drive in, Emily. Glad you made it safely. Yes, I think it’s definitely spring now, and you’re right about the extra appreciated! ❤️

Geneviève said...

Eurgh! I'm a little late and all the snow is behind us now, but still, what a depressing sight! I hope summer will be extra long to compensate a bit for the crappy spring. 😏 Hopefully, all the white has turned into green by now! 👏

Grandma G said...

Thanks, my friend! The white is totally gone, thank goodness! And things are getting VERY green. Yay!! 💚