The last three weeks I have been mending a broken toe while watching snow fall and melt, fall and melt. Since my mobility was rather limited in the first couple of weeks the day’s highlight often occurred during a daily limp to the mailbox.
It’s been one of the coldest longest Aprils we can remember. While other bloggers happily posted photos of phlox and daffodils–all I could take pictures of was snow and disappearing snow.
When would spring arrive in the Upper Peninsula? And would this broken toe heal before or after?
Snow dumped upon us on April 9th–nine lovely pristine white inches. We sighed. It often snows here in April, but luckily it tends to melt quickly. Once upon a time we even saw 90 degrees during this intrepid month.
I decided to document the melt with photographs. You know how some people take exactly the same picture at different times of year to illustrate changes in seasons? I would capture the snow melting.
Every day while doddering to the mailbox for junk mail from Medicare supplemental insurances the camera recorded the scene of the crime.
See the photos above and below? This happened several times. The driveway revealed itself as gravel, then dusted itself with snow.
Much of the snow you see comes from plowed banks created during the long winter.
I hope you’re not getting bored looking at these pictures. But if you are–perhaps you’ll feel our April weariness as snow decorated the landscape and melted away. Again and again.
As my toe slowly healed.
Can you see our little house nestled in cozily among the trees?
Yesterday–April 24th–was a luscious 75 degree day! I walked TWO miles during the course of the day. The foot hurts sometimes, but hardly at all. Barry thinks I’m a slow poke, but that’s okay. Slow but steady wins the healing race.
While wildflowers have not yet decided to appear–I’d say our spring is finally arriving, wouldn’t you?