First things first. I am not going to complain about our endless winter here in the North Woods. (At least publicly. Maybe we can gripe together privately, if we’re experiencing a frustrated moment or day or week or month.)
Why live in the North Woods if you don’t understand what that means, right?
It means Winter. Hangs. On. Forever.
Keeps on keepin’ on…
But, you say, what about that April a few years back when the temperature hit 90 degrees (32C)?
Yes, yes, surprises like that do happen.
Changeable Mother Nature shows her smiles and fangs at this time of year. You can get a kiss, a sauna, a light breeze, a freezing downpour, a downright snowstorm. One never knows what to expect because she’s such a tease. She can’t make up her mind what to wear in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
But long-timers or lifers do know generally what to expect.
Spring doesn’t usually come–to stay–until sometime in April or May. (We have another word for it. Mud season.)
However, it IS April, so it can stop snowing, right? It is almost MID-April.
The forecast suggests snow for tomorrow (less than an inch). One to three inches Saturday. Three to five inches Sunday.
Ho hum. It’s getting a bit boring, Mother Nature!
Guess we can’t put away our plows and snow shovels quite yet.
Is the weather behaving herself in your neck of the woods or mountains or hollows or lakes?
P.S. You can see that I’m back home in the Upper Peninsula. Have been here since last Sunday. It was another great trip downstate to visit Mom, but am now enjoying being back here in our little house in the woods. (Except for this one little matter of endless winter.)
P.S.S. Sorry I couldn’t keep up with the daily photo challenge. Sometimes I feel as changeable as Mother Nature! 🙂