Saturday, March 26, 2011

Freaky Weather and a "Thank You"

Old Man Winter came to call today.  I was SO not expecting him again, thinking he had tucked his tail between his legs and mosey-ed on up north.  Ha!  Nevermind that it was 80 degrees just a few days ago and today we have 3 inches of snow on the ground.  First we had sleet and then heavy snow.  Sometimes the snow flakes were truly miniature snowballs.  I tramped through the snow when we had a little over an inch and took some pictures (click on the pictures for a larger view)...

From our front porch

A Cardinal in our forsythia bush

The daffodils along the edge of the woods

Blossoms on the peach tree

Blossoms on the plum tree
But the most amazing thing (to me) was the thunder we had mid afternoon.  Just a couple of long, loud booms but I've never experience "thunder-snow" before.  :-) 

Normally if something like this would happen at this time of year I would be worrying over fruit loss and damage.  But what with everything going on, I just kind of felt like "well, that's life, I suppose."  It seems like we have a heavy frost nearly every year anyway. 

I confess that I have fretted over wondering whether my goats new owners have shelter for them and whether they were stranded out in the weather.  But there's not much I can do about any of that.  :-(

I haven't had much time on the computer these past few days (gee, I wonder why!) but I did want to say thanks to everyone who e-mailed and commented on my posts about our financial crisis--thanks so much for your love and support!!  It means so much to me!!  <3 <3 <3 


dulce de leche said...

Wow--such beautiful pics! This has definitely been a wild year for weather.

Much love and peace to you. <3

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics! Wish we could have some of that snow dc have been playing under the water hose for a week now. :)