Well, folks , the time has come to bid farewell to winter and to Clif in his snow-gauge role. As the picture I took this morning indicates, the snow is gone from our front yard Note the straw hat. Somebody is definitely ready to retire from being a snow gauge, at least until next year.
For a wee reminder of how quickly the snow has melted, here is snow-gauge Clif two weeks ago, on April 9.
However, there is still a sliver of snow in the backyard, which Liam, dog of the north, found. Every since he was a puppy, Liam has followed the melting snow. It’s where he likes to chill. Literally.
But, the temperature has finally risen above freezing, and that sliver of snow will soon be gone.
Yesterday, we brought out the small patio table,
and toasted Shannon on her Earth Day birthday.
Because she and her husband now live in North Carolina, they could only be with us in spirit on the snow-free patio. (We did, however, Skype with them .)
Starting today, I’m going to take a short break from blogging—a week and a half or possibly two. I’m coming down the homestretch with my YA fantasy novel Library Lost, the second book in my Great Library Series. I really need to just focus on finishing the book, so that the long process of editing can begin.
My first book, Maya and the Book of Everything, is featured in the upper left-hand corner of this blog. Many thanks to all the blogging friends who have read the book and have made such thoughtful comments. I appreciate it so much.
I’ll back sometime in May, when spring is in full bloom, and there will be many flowers to photograph.
Until then, happy spring if you live in the northern hemisphere and happy fall if you live in the southern hemisphere.