Let It (Not) Snow

Today, on April 26—the anniversary of my mother-in-law’s birthday (1918) and the town of Winthrop’s incorporation (1771)—at 11:00 a.m., I looked out the window to my backyard. And what should I spy? Snow, snow, and snow. Enough to get my hair wet as I took a picture of the patio table. Enough to frost the herbs and trees.

Snow on the patio table and chairs
Snow on the patio table and chairs

 

Snow on parsley
Snow on parsley

 

But not enough to stop the cavorting squirrels and their hanky panky. (The female squirrel certainly doesn’t make it easy for the male. You go, girl!)

The snow will not last long, and it will bring much needed moisture to what has so far been a dry spring. But still, snow in April is about as welcome as rain in January. Each in its own time.

Liam, dog of the north
Liam, dog of the north

 

Poor little pansy
Poor little pansy

 

For supper, I’ll be making chickpea and chicken sausage soup as well as a batch of biscuits to go with it. As I eat the hot soup, I’ll be thinking, “Snow, snow, go away!”

Our front yard
Our front yard
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17 thoughts on “Let It (Not) Snow”

    1. She sure does! This morning—April 27—the snow is nearly gone, but there are still clumps here and there. Also, quite a few car accidents yesterday.

  1. I think we had even more than you. It made for an unexpected cozy day that I thoroughly enjoyed. And, fortunately, it didn’t seem to damage any plants. I’m not sure the bees appreciated it though. Love that expressive Liam face.

    1. Thanks, Brenda, and I know what you mean about it being cozy. I made soup, and it was just right for the day.

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