Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Day to Remember

Yesterday was a day to remember. It was a cold and windy spring day.  I looked out at one point and all seemed rather normal except I knew it was colder than usual.
I was admiring the color of this little hosta. No I don't remember the name of this one but the color is striking this time of year. 
I got busy and then walked by the kitchen door again and looked out. WHAT??? SNOW! I could hardly believe my eyes. This is mid April now.
I started watching this spectacle. The furry critters decided it was party time.
The cotton tails were acting like March Hares jumping and chasing around.
They weren't the only ones.
The squirrels perched on warm rocks trying to figure out just what was going on.
The Bloom Day beauties  were being covered.
The tulips I was admiring the other day also had a dusting of snow. 
Of course everything had a good dusting of snow.
Then about 10 minutes later the snow was all gone. Was this a mirage? I hope that spring doesn't follow suite and disappear into summer right before our eyes.

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  1. Oh boy. Hope the temperature didn't dip low enough to harm anything.

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    1. I wonder all will survive. I am sure the plants will but the blooms??? We will have to wait to see. The frost was so heavy this morning that the tulips were lying on the ground. With the sun they are beginning to stand, one by one. Amazing to see.

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  2. Love the photos ~ especially the bunny rabbit ! Mother Nature is having a field day everywhere ~ we had wild wind and rain and Cold yesterday!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. Yikes! No wonder your furry friends were confused. Hope that was winter's last appearance in your garden this year!

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    1. Me too! I am so sick of winter weather. I don't mind winter during winter but during spring it brings me down.

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  4. Oh Lisa,
    What has happened to our weather. Climate change is here too stay and as Monty Don says 'we must learn to live with it and garden accordingly'
    It isn't always that easy though is it.
    We have sunshine and warm temperatures but I am wary.
    With the Winter we have experienced I know it can change so quickly.
    Lovely Hosta.
    Poor wildlife..if we are confused, how do they feel :(

    Sending a warm Spring hug.

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    1. Thank you for the warm spring hug. I wish that Spring would be giving out those warm hugs too. I am sure that the wildlife is wondering just what in the world is happening.

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  5. This insane weather is getting fascinating in a train-wreck kind of way. Our snow started melting yesterday but freezing rain and 3-5 inches of snow are supposed to start falling around 10am this morning and last until 4 am tomorrow. The good news is that it has been downgraded from 4-7 inches. I have a strong suspicion I will not be driving across town tonight to a garden lecture. Ugh.

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    1. I hope you got to your lecture last night. This weather is disappointing in so many different ways.

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  6. Hello Lisa girl :-)
    I have seen something like this before but you have far more wildlife .. it must have made you smile seeing them jump around like that .. like a sudden Spring shower but with snow .. fingers crossed that the weather will sort itself out SOON for all of us!
    You were in the right place at the right time .. a special show indeed !

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  7. What Linda said about the train wreck. LOL. Honestly, if I hadn't escaped to Charleston and Savannah in March, I think I'd be even more depressed. This has to stop sometime, right? Your pretty blooming flowers seem like they're doing just fine, though. :)

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    1. Everything seems to be holding on for dear life Beth. I keep telling myself that it will warm up and stay that way. I can always hope.

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  8. Much as I like to complain about our lack of rain, you've had the tougher row to hoe with the relentless onslaughts on the part of Old Man Winter. It's getting ridiculous. Someone needs to tell Winter that repeating the same joke over and over again is tiresome - he needs to pack his travel bag and take his show on the road to the Southern Hemisphere.

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    1. I hope that the Old Man Winter reads your comment and heads off to the Southern Hemisphere.

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  9. Great photos, Lisa! The same thing here, except that I am so tired of this weather that I didn't even venture outdoors with a camera. My worry, too, is that we won't have spring at all, but just go straight into summer. Sigh.

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  10. Dear Lisa,
    that snow must have been a shock. Last year I too was very much surprised when my flowering tulips were suddenly covered by snow in April. I was afraid that they would mind the snow, but quite the contrary. Due to the cold temperatures last year the tulip flowers lasted very long. This year the weather in Vienna is quite different. It has been unusual warm in April. Every day about 25 degrees. It is lovely and I spend as much time in my garden as I can. However, due to the very warm temperatures this year the tulip flowers don´t last as long.
    Hopefully spring will return soon to your garden! So much wildlife in your garden. In my garden I only have squirrels and birds, no hares. By the way, I really like your garden furniture.
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  11. The animals are as confused as we are.

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  12. Thanks, for coming by and commenting ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Snow again, Lisa? I hope it melted fast. Poor your tulips and yellow hosta.
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Yes, the snow is gone. I think the worst is over now and spring can settle in. Happy Sunday to you too.

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  14. Dear Lisa, I feel sorry for you! Mid April and snow!!! I hope your plants survive this terrible weather and the sun returns in your garden. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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  15. I hope you have spring now!

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    1. Yes, spring has found her way into my garden.

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