Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Things - The Triumphant Return of Winter

Sunday, it was 80 degrees (26.6 C) where I live in upstate New York.  Everyone thought that spring had come.  I had even traveled to Charleston to talk to Spring and convince it to return to New York.

I thought I had struck a deal with Spring.


Yesterday, it snowed, and got below freezing.  We were also put under a flood watch. When it rains, it pours, as the old expression goes.

My guest photographer back home took these pictures on her rural property.  Snow in mid April is not unusual where we live, although this kind of weather extreme is more uncommon.

The forsythias weren't quite ready to open so the snow decided to beautify them.
The daffodils were just starting to bud out.  This snow won't hurt them.
Elsewhere on her property, a daffodil bloom had just opened when the snow came, and another was preparing to open.
Zebra grass.
And finally, a path to a neighboring cabin.

Right now, it is 23 degrees in Binghamton, with an expected high of 40.  Back to the winter coats.

Is your weather continuing strange and unpredictable wherever in the world you live?


  1. Just looking at the pictures is making me feel cold! It's actually quite a sunny day here in the UK.

  2. Our weather certainly hasn't had the extreme variations that you have experienced, but we do still continue to have instances of quite cool nights - a bit unusual for mid-April here, where, typically, we are beginning to get intimations of summer by this time. Interesting weather.

  3. Those pictures are beautiful! I'm jealous!! :)


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