April Fools? Au Contraire!

Here was the view from our front porch this morning.

Mother Nature’s quite the trickster, isn’t she? Now, if this had come in, say, February or even mid-March, no problem. But in April? Sigh.

All right. In the spirit of my blog friends who celebrate Three Things Thursday, where they share three things they are grateful for, I’m going to celebrate Six for Saturday.

  1.  We only got four or so inches of snow rather than the twelve predicted. This is something to be wildly grateful for because this April 1 snow is wet and very heavy. There’s a good chance that twelve inches would have knocked the power out in many central Maine homes, including ours.
  2. It’s pretty. The snow clinging to the trees makes our yard and road look like a winter wonderland. Even if it is technically spring and April 1 to boot. But wait. Here I am, sliding into ungratefulness. How easy is the slide.
  3. We are warm and snug in our home, and Clif and I will be making bean soup this afternoon in preparation for friends who are coming over tomorrow.
  4. The mud and grit outside are temporarily covered, which means we don’t track in much when we go in and out of the house.
  5. We have four more seasons to go of the television series The Walking Dead, my newest obsession.
  6. My blog friends from Fernwood Nursery sent me a book—many thanks!—and this will be the perfect afternoon to read it.

Despite the snow, there is much to be grateful for.

26 thoughts on “April Fools? Au Contraire!”

  1. We’ve gotten a lot more than 4″, friend. It’s wet and heavy, been plowed once but is still coming down pretty good. I’m inside sewing, reading, and planning on a whoopie pie with coffee this afternoon. Yes, lots to be thankful for.

    1. Another coastal storm! Hope you don’t lose your power! And, of course, enjoy that whoopie pie.

  2. Wow, that is a lot of snow again and thankfully also so many things to be grateful for. Hopefully this spell of snow will pass by soon! Happy reading and stay warm :o) xxx

  3. Snow in April is never welcome! 😦 Hope it all goes away soon – winter needs to have the good sense to be done!!

  4. I have been meaning to ‘follow’ your blog for ages and today I actually remembered to do something about it! I hope your snow soon disappears and you get your mud and grit back again! 😉 No – I hope the sun warms the soil and everything dries up quickly.

  5. We also had about four inches here. The sun just came out and I can hear the lovely sound of dripping from the roof.

  6. Glad you are able to keep your outlook positive. That does look like an interesting book. When we were last in Quebec we visited a history museum and it was great, especially explaining the transition form conservatism to a much more forward-looking society starting in the 1960s.

    1. Well, in northern New England you’ve got to keep a positive outlook in March (and April!) or you just might snap 😉 A very interesting history. I’m learning more about all the time, thanks to my connection with the Fraco-American Centre at UMO.

  7. We didn’t even bother to shovel! It melted so fast that, within a day, our driveway was clear–something else to be thankful for!

    1. We were not quite that fortunate. Clif had to use Little Green, our electric snowthrower, to clean the driveway. Still, it could have been much worse—a foot rather than inches.

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