Friday, April 26, 2013

You've gotta be kidding!


Firewood stacked....check.

Grass green... check.

Flowers blooming... check.

Shrubbery buds a popping... check.

Lawnmower battery charged and ready to go... check.

Garden hoses hooked up... check.

Annuals planted... check.

Rain gauge hung up for the first time since moving here... check.

Look outside and see snow falling... what the heck!?

Fortunately it was fleeting at best and was all gone within seconds of it starting. The snow consisted of the biggest, wettest flakes I have ever seen in my life. Some were about the size of half of a dollar bill. I tried to snap several pictures but by the time I got a reference laid down next to a flake, it was half melted away. So I just settled for the picture you see above and you will have to take my word for it. And to think May is only four days away!

2 comments:

Vince said...

That's the kind of snow we get here for the most part. We know if that type falls even if it lodges it will be gone very quickly. If we get the show like sugar though we could have it for a week. The latter tends to be wind blown and form drifts.
We had sun with 20c at 12 mid-day and the dial dropped to 0c at 1300 today. Everybody goes, 'ahh April'.

Bone said...

If it makes it any better (it probably doesn't) we're having one of our coldest May's ever thusfar. No snow, however, some people got something called graupel over the weekend, which I'd never heard of but is apparently not-quite-hail yet not-quite-sleet either.