Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April Showers...yeah, right


Since March 30 we have had two hearty 'snow showers", drenching rain, temps in the 20-30 degree range most nights,  last night I went to bed to the sound of snow hitting the windows, woke to torrential rain around 5 AM and a healthy thunderstorm going on, and now there's fog you could cut and stack for building blocks.
The snow on the kitchen roof (northside, where the sun never shines) had been reduced to a few frozen inches, now it's a full roof's worth of snow and ice and fog.

The twittering of arriving orioles, bluebirds and robins is now a muted ?.

Where the snow isn't, there's  mud, frozen or otherwise.

I love April. I really really do.  It seems to encompass all the other months worst days into one large package. 



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  1. That is pretty much what we are enduring with the threat of more snow on Saturday. Today, after the rain stopped, we went outside and the wind was blowing at 50 mph. April, I hardly knew ye.

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  2. I think your wind just arrived. It's been blowing a gale out there for over an hour, and the sky is full of those moonlit scuddy clouds that look like something out of "Night on Bald Mountain".

    Every time I looked out today it was either snowing or raining. Occasionally both.

    What's funny, the cats insist on going out, and they both look so horrified when they do go out...like it's My Fault...

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  3. That high wind sounds familiar. I eas out last night, driving fearfully in case of downed trees. But it looks as if all the breakable trees came down in the wet snowstorm. Fog, rain. The wind blew away the gog, so there's that. Spring.

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    1. I happened to look out the bathroom window to see how our kitchen roof was holding up and realized the wind had blown in one of the windows in the front bedroom, which we normally close off in the winter.

      Sigh.

      Cobbled it back in place, for now, but on a warmer calmer day I will have to finish the casing for it, which I ran out of time on, last year. LUckily it was just swollen enough so that the two sashes were sort of wedged in the frame. Otherwise it would have been plywood time...

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  4. Yeah we had the howler last night, all night, for sure. And don't get me started on the frozen pothole road. No matter how slow you drive (I mean even to 5-10 mph) it feels like you'll bust an axle any minute.
    June, please.

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    1. Not sayin' a word about potholes. Most of our shortcut roads are at least partially dirt, and the logging trucks are out, rearranging them even as we speak.

      Im not sure June is still with us. It may have taken one look at the weather and decided to go south. Snow here, tomorrow night, 1-3 inches.

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  5. It pretty much goes with the territory up here, in the Frozen North, that April can be lulling and brutal. The temp swings from the sublime to the ridiculous, while it can snow 25-30 cms and then? Melt the following day.

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    1. We woke this morning to two inches of unpredicted flurries, and the temperature hovering around 20 deg. I don't think we've had a morning yet this year that's been much warmer. le sigh.

      As I said to my husband, I guess we'll just have to wait a few weeks before we can break open the perma frost and plant the potatoes..our two resident crocuses are somewhere under this.

      I know, I know, summer is out there somewhere...

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