Saturday, April 19, 2008

What Do April Snow Showers Bring?

It's nearly ten in the morning this fine Saturday, and it's snowing.

In Oregon's Willamette Valley.

In the second half of April.

Huh.

10 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Yes, imagine my shock and disgust when I woke up to several CMs of snow on the ground here. Grrr. Well, Calgary got 20cm, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Wandering Coyote said...

Hey, I just tagged you over at my mental health blog, I'm Listening. Don't worry - it's short!

Cherie said...

And are the crocuses on your brother's lawn covered once again?!?! Grrr is right.

The snow isn't sticking down here on the valley floor, of course, but it's sticking in the foothills.

Gonna have LOTS of water to water the garden should the temperature ever warm up enough to feel safe about planting the thing.

Hang on, WC. Spring HAS to arrive sometime - doesn't it?

(I'll get right to that tag, too - this weekend. It'll be a fun diversion.)

liz said...

Cherie,
We had a cook out last Friday night in Virginia and admired the peach trees just beginning to blossom. Saturday was in the high 70s, then Sunday, it was snowing! Apparently that's been the pattern the last couple of years and the fruit trees are nipped in the bud. Its been a lovely warm week in Indianapolis but we shivered this mrning returning to temps in single figures in Scotland. Oh well. Sunshine on my shoulders..makes me happy... We enjoyed it while we could! That's the essence of life isn't it - to make the most of the sunny days to see us through the clouds. warm hugs, Liz x

Pam said...

Welcome to my world...

We moved to MN in 1992 and had snow flurries on Memorial Day that year.

*sigh*

Cherie said...

Liz and Pam, it's so weird for around here - but exhilarating nonetheless. To think last weekend we were in shorts, mowing the lawn - sweating in 80 degree weather and today, snow. Ha!

Since I wrote this post it has snowed more - not sticking here but in the hills - and hailed three times, each time bouncing and piling up big rocks of hail. I've taken some photos but Ben has my chord for uploading. Soon as he gets it back to me, if it's still timely, I'll post some hail pictures.

Yes, Liz, Sunshine on my Shoulders always makes me high! Essence of life, indeed. I hope the trees are okay this year.

And Pam, Memorial Day - wow! You must have wondered what you got yourself into - or maybe you were thrilled with the extreme change. Storms are great fun!

Pam said...

Yes, Cherie, I definitely wondered what we'd gotten ourselves into. But I DO enjoy the storms here. We are due for some spring thunderstorms any day now...
:-)

Reginald Parsons said...

STRANGE TIMES.
Spring has finally arrived here in Finland- still minus 5 but getting up to 10, and nice and sunny.
Hang in there.

tshsmom said...

Pam beat me to it...welcome to OUR world! :(
We did manage to grill steaks last night though. ;)

Cherie said...

Oh, Pam, you know I envy your magnificent thunder storms. Enjoy!

Sean, nice and sunny in Finland, though cold. Yay! I'm hanging in - and laughing at the weird weather. It's like my grandma always used to say: If you don't like the weather wait a minute. Yep.

Tshs: Ah - spooky again - we grilled steaks, too! So you're bbq is back in business. Happy happy news!