Holy Cow! It snowed! (again…)

A little snow in a basketball hoop. 🙂

The Silver River
On our road
Snowy ice on aspen
Snow on the red red maple buds
Looking bleary-eyed off the deck into the woods
Looking bleary-eyed outside the kitchen window this morning.

I am so puzzled by WordPress lately.  The photos are now appearing in EXACTLY the opposite order that I am trying to show you.  Therefore, the blogger must adjust her story to reflect the opposite. 

It seems like one should start with the wake-up photos.  Here’s what it looked like when we rolled ourselves out of bed this morning.  Instead, we’re starting with the basketball hoop which really ended my story.  Alas.  That’s how you have to adjust in life.  Your beginning story is really your ending story.  Alas.

Never you mind.  Let’s go back to the beginning.  The beginning–in this instance–occurred at Midnight last night.  Barry rolled into bed.  (His wife had been asleep for at least two hours and maybe–just maybe–doesn’t even remember his rolling into bed.) 

He cracked opened the window.  It was raining.  Ahhh, beautiful spring rain.  Lovely spring rain.  Wonderful spring rain.

He woke again around 3 a.m.  No more rain.  Too bad, he thought, it would be nice to get a little more rain to make fire season a little less dangerous.

He woke again around–heck, I don’t know what time he woke up.  He woke up sometime and looked out the window and thought, “HOLY COW!  IT SNOWED!  No wonder I couldn’t hear the rain!”

(I don’t know that he would have used the words HOLY COW.  I am using artist license.  Imagining what he might have thought.)

By the time I threw off the covers and emerged into Saturday, April 23rd, we had three inches of new snow.  (What would YOUR reaction be?  Despair?  Bliss?  Somewhere in between?  Mine was actually awe with the beauty of the icy snow-laced trees.  But mostly because I know it melts quickly at this time of year.)

Took the camera and headed out to the school for more complicated reasons than can be articulated here.  OK, will give it a try.  Will provide a hint.

We are OFF on another adventure come Tuesday.  I won’t give it away yet.  Here are your clues.  Our destination is between 1,148 – 1,172 miles away.  Our daughter once sunned at this location on the exact same spot where a large black snake slithered several hours earlier.  Our son visited here in August.  There are blooming flowers at our mystery destination.

None of you who KNOW can answer.  Please.  Keep it mum.  Keep it silent.  It shall be a game for the non-knowers.

Our mystery destination has no snow.  No ice.  No winter.  (Therefore, I must go out to the school on a Saturday and prepare for my absence after taking pictures of snow in a basketball hoop.)

That is another reason I am not sunk in the throes of despair at Winter’s lingering presence.  We’re outa here.  SOON!

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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38 Responses to Holy Cow! It snowed! (again…)

  1. Elisa's Spot says:

    I think Spring snow is breathtaking. Next, for me is the first snow, in the Fall. It always seems so magical, and fluffy. And, yes! It melts quickly without so much of the ice and slip.

  2. barb says:

    Take me with you! PS The photos of just a little snow are breathtaking.

  3. holessence says:

    “Snow on the red maple buds” is gorgeous, but at what cost? MORE SNOW! I’m so glad you guys are gonna be OUTTA THERE sooner than later to go soak up some sun, Sun, SUN!

  4. Send your snow our way, I don’t want winter to end and the only snow left in our woods is nestled in the north-facing base of the trees!

    • Kathy says:

      Hi, Patti~~OK, I tried my best. Hopefully the snow is down your way, although I doubt it. Today we have mid-50’s and a beautiful spring day!

  5. Barbara Rodgers says:

    Oh, Kathy, I’m sorry it snowed and I’m sorry your WordPress is not cooperating! WordPress has seemed a bit buggy lately. On one of the blogs I read the pictures won’t display at all – all I can see is the caption. And then on Facebook I couldn’t get into Scrabble for weeks. It suddenly started working again with no explanation. The mysteries of technology.

    Three inches of snow? I think I would cry… It’s almost May! The pictures are beautiful but they don’t seem to belong here right now! I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your sunny destination and that when you return there will be no more snow in Michigan!!!

    • Kathy says:

      Barbara, I found out that LOTS of WordPress people are having the same problem if you have Internet Explorer. (Went and hung around at the WordPress forum to discover the scoop. Some guy offered an alternative way of fixing the photos through HTML so that’s what I used on my latest blog.) Mysteries of technology indeed…

      I would cry about our snow but we’re so used to it after living here all these years. Sometimes it snows in May, too. Sigh…

  6. john says:

    It all seems to make sense. According to the billboard on I-55 going north into Chicago, the Rapture is May 21. I wonder if they just referenced the Mayan calendar or if advanced Doppler weather radar indicated that. No it must be Standard and Poor’s. They must have dropped the human bond rating from buy to sell without even stopping at hold.

    • Kathy says:

      The Rapture is May 21st? Why didn’t anyone tell me before now?? I will pack an extra suitcase, just in case. lol! You are one funny guy. I think you need to get up north soon, for a break. Maybe in time for the Rapture?

  7. Colleen says:

    Those blooming flowers will soon erase all memory of these lovely snow photos. Happy travels!

    • Kathy says:

      I am having my usual pre-trip restlessness, Colleen. I am ready to board that plane TODAY. Blooming flowers, here we come! (I mean in 48 hours…)

  8. Beautiful! CRAZY – but beautiful!! 🙂

  9. flandrumhill says:

    The Elderberry trees’s buds are opening in the backyard. It’s less than 2 months before Midsummer’s Eve. Maybe it isn’t snow but faerie dust you’re seeing. Are you sure it’s snow? Of course you are. Hang in there.

    • Kathy says:

      Ms. flandrumhill, I am DETERMINED to get an absolutely crystal-clear photo of Bud Man on the Edlerberry tree this year. You know what? I never once thought of snow as fairy dust. Maybe it is! Hmmm, puts a whole new twist on things…

  10. Susan Derozier says:

    I know you are sooo tired of the cold and snow by now. However, I just love these moments being pulled into the beauty of your north woods, snow covered trees and awakening rivers. Breathing deep here and wishing you a sublime romp in the sun!

    • Kathy says:

      Susan, perhaps it has snowed here just for you to glimpse and feel its beauty once again this year… (And I have already had a sublime sunny romp today. Hoping for a second sublime sunny romp soon…)

  11. Marianne says:

    Oh my gosh, Kathy. I agree, snow can be very beautiful indeed. We had a ground covering episode a few days ago, but today the temp got up to 19 degrees C. Yay! An excursion sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to find out where.

    • Kathy says:

      Your 19 degrees translates to about 66 degrees here. (Which we almost have this afternoon–not quite so warm, though.) I can’t wait to share our excursion with you. Only forty eight hours til liftoff.

  12. emaclean says:

    Holy Cow is right! For what it’s worth, it’s still raining here in ahem, sunny California. Haven’t seen much sun lately. That’s fine. We will get our share soon! Love your snow. Of course I am not shoveling it either.

    Now for my guess at where you are going: must be somewhere below the Mason-Dixon line. Hope you are staying out of tornado country!

    • Kathy says:

      Erin, I know from my California friends & family about those rains. It is so strange how you guys get rain for an extended period and then no rain at all. Hey, you are the bravest possible person on my blog because you alone have guessed!!! You are right. Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, although I don’t know exactly where that is. I suspect the Civil War was fought in our destination. Don’t know about tornadoes…

  13. Tammy McLeod says:

    So funny for someone who lives where it is in the 90s. My house is full this weekend of friends and family from those snowy destinations. Hope your mystery trip is wonderful.

    • Kathy says:

      90’s? 90’s? Sounds exquisite, Tammy. I know you folks who live in the 90’s don’t think so. But what I would give for at least one day in the 90’s… Enjoy your Easter family-filled weekend!

  14. Karma says:

    Oh my, I would’ve thrown my arms in the air in exasperation and tried to demand to Mama Nature that she stop playing these games, try to explain to her how she must be making the birds and buds feel! (Not that she would listen, lol) At over 1,000 miles away I’m sure the place you are going will be warm and wonderful; have a warm and wonderful time.

    • Kathy says:

      Karma, I just don’t know why Mama Nature refuses to cooperate. Sigh…although today she’s done herself proper with 60 degree temps and sunny skies. She’s bi-polar! The only possible explanation. by the way, the weather forecast at our destination is between 78-84 degrees, every day. Oh heaven!

  15. Robin says:

    I love your basketball hoop! That is funny that we both posted basketball nets/hoops on the same day. 🙂

    I’m not sure how I would have reacted to snow at this point. We’ve been living with so much rain lately that snow might be a pleasant change. Not that I mind the spring rains all that much, especially on a day like today when it’s the soft, misty kind that feels like it’s moisturizing my skin after a the cold dryness of winter.

    • Kathy says:

      I thought that was kinda strange too, Robin. Some folks say that the snow is best for our land at this time of year. Rain runs off too quickly, while snow melts more slowly and seeps into the land, watering it more thoroughly. Soft, misty rain sounds wonderful and moisturizing, indeed.

  16. Carol says:

    How annoying that snow continues so late in the season, but how lovely that you get to escape from it for awhile.Enjoy, and keep us “posted”.

  17. Kathy says:

    Carol, I just wrote to someone from downstate Michigan on Facebook saying that sometimes I miss our month of lost spring here in the North woods. (Spring comes to lower Michigan almost a month earlier.) However, today is the most beautiful spring day imaginable with temps in the 60’s. Should we cancel our flight?? (Just kiddin’!)

  18. Again??? It’s almost May!! Still looks really pretty, though.

    • Kathy says:

      Again?? You are so right, Micheala. That snow should be outa here by now! (And, crossing fingers, it just might be now? 65 degrees by mid-afternoon!)

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