Saturday, April 1, 2017

it's april 1st and it's snowing (6ws)


again

just like 1997


our trusty ash barrel,  a wonderful measuring tool, as long as the wind doesn't blow. Ten inches, plus a bit over.  

this always reminds me of those winddriven photos of Mt. Washington, with the rime ice (otherwise known as horizontal icicles) sticking to the sides of everything...


this is, by the way, a woodpile. it's under there somewhere.



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  1. Been snowin since dinnertime yesterday. Apparently we're ignoring the 3-5 inch forecast & are shooting for the 8-10 mark. Dang.

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    1. Yep, ours started just before supper, and I think we hit 3-5 around dawn when I measured the snow on the trashbarrel, and since then it's moved on to about 10" now and I expect we might even hit a foot before it's over.

      Too heavy to blow (he's an unhappy man about that) and to muddy underneath to really get out and PLOW, so he just has to scrape carefully or we will be building a new road about six inches below the old one.

      Dang, indeed

      Last night I could swear I heard sleigh bells and tiny hooves...nahh, couldn't have been

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  2. Oh dear - and I grumble about a bit of rain...

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  3. It's all relative, isn't it. Some people fuss about NO snow. My husband used to ski, and his greatest joy was a blizzard.
    Now he has a BobCat, and his greatest joy is a blizzard.

    Oh, wait. that didn't come out right.

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  4. Is this an April Fools joke? Or just Mother Nature having her way with you?? Have a great week!

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  5. Mother Nature at her finest, yes indeedy. Kathe, one does not joke about snow, lol.

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  6. I have to confess that I'm glad I no longer live in snow country!

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    1. I do like the seasonal changes, but the older I get the less I like winter.
      I will admit, the only value I can see in winter weather these days is that it keeps autumn and spring from banging into each other--and the entertainment value of blizzards is pretty high. At least the first six hours or so...

      But unless something truly drastic happens, I think we'll be here for the duration. Sometimes it's just easier to not move.

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  7. This just showed up today on my feed. Must have been snowed under! I'm more in the spring belt, snow mostly gone here. Long winter for you.

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    1. slow feed there, lol. Only about a foot, but one nice thing about April blizzards, they don't last long. The sun came out and melted most of it into mud, and the rain this morning is washing away the snow I woke up to.

      God, I love April.

      I forgive you, at least someone somewhere is experiencing spring as it should be.

      Ours is a bit late, usually. The hard thing about a New England spring, you're never quite sure when it starts and can only be sure it's turned into summer by mid June. "yep, I think last weekend was pro'lly spring, ya t'ink?" "Don't hold your breath, it's still only the first of June..."

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  8. We're having such lovely weather here - that amount of snow is really crazy!

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  9. Last year at this time (on the 3rd, to be exact) we had a woodswalk up here, in the pouring rain. That night it snowed. If it had been held yesterday this year it would have been a fun walk on snowshoes.

    https://mittens-stonesoup.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-very-long-walk.html

    In this part of New England April is more of a swing month, anything can fall out of the sky and usually does. Sometimes at the same time.
    So far today we have had snow (twice), a nice sleet, then rain, and fog so thick you could slice it for snacks. By 11 AM, who knows.

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