Spring on hold?

It doesn’t pay to try to outguess Mother Nature. Just when it seems that all the trees are starting to bud and to leaf out and all the flowering plants are eager to open their blossoms, she sends a stern message not to be too complacent or take her for granted.
Daphne 7866This morning there was a light drizzle that was predicted to turn into light rain during the course of the day—rain that is very welcome for all of the emerging flora, and I was out admiring the progress of our blossoming Daphne. But then this afternoon the temperature dropped again, and the light rain turned to large-flake snow once again.
Sparrow in spring snow 7875The birds at the feeder seemed to take it all in stride, as must we all. Spring will eventually set in for good and metamorphose into summer. After all, it always has before. In the meantime, let us heed her reminders that she will move things along in her own sweet time, according to her own plan.  Speaking from past experience, it will be worth the wait.

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9 Responses to Spring on hold?

  1. On hold here too, Gary. But just for one more day…half a day actually. We had sleet yesterday for a while and today will be rain with clearing this pm. Then SPRING arrives tomorrow for real. Not sure if I will find any early flowers but it won’t be long.

    • krikitarts says:

      Are you living in an isolated, secret weather triangle apart from the rest of us, for whom spring started on March 20? Maybe it’s like some places–e.g., a few areas in Australia– where time zones differ by a half-hour rather than by an hour. Or do you set your own day? Or are you only just now predicted to finally have your first warm day?

      • The last, of course. Calendar spring is rarely if ever actually spring…at least in terms of how it feels. The equinox is on the 20th but it takes a few days for the weather to catch on.

  2. Mike Powell says:

    One of the joys of spring is the unpredictable weather. We were in the 40’s yesterday and today may make it to the high 70’s and rain seems to be in the forecast for most days. Oh well, April showers…

    • krikitarts says:

      I agree; it’s good for us. It’s still only early April, but our one day of nearly 80, a couple of weeks ago, gave lots of us irrational hope that the sleet and snow were through with us. The good part is that, when those few early warm days do come, we appreciate them all the more. And the precipitation, as you say, will surely hasten the flowering festivities.

  3. CultFit says:

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend – Be inspired!

  4. Lovely photos; Love the Daphne. I was speaking to my ex-husband in Austria and he was saying they had a lot of snow again – 30 cms. But it will disappear fast. You never can predict the weather.

    • krikitarts says:

      Wow, 30 cm! I suspect he’s in the high country, but maybe not. Anything can happen at any time in such climes and at such altitudes, rather like settling in Aoraki or Franz Josef, and you get used to what most folks consider to be the unexpected as being the expected instead.

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