Weather Report: A Farewell to Winter and Time for a Short Break from Blogging

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.


47 thoughts on “Weather Report: A Farewell to Winter and Time for a Short Break from Blogging”

  1. Thanks for the birthday toast!! And very glad that you’re finally (except for Liam’s small patch) snow free – bring on Spring!

    Good luck with finishing up Library Lost – can’t wait to read it!! 🙂

  2. I’ll miss seeing your blog for a few weeks. But I’m definitely looking forward to reading 📚 your new book! I wish I could express myself as well as you do, in writing and also in speaking. Flowers will be here soon! Come to see my garden, when the bulbs are in full bloom. I’ll let you know when things are looking their best.

    1. Thanks, Gayle! I would love to come over and see your bulbs when they are in bloom. Just let me know.

  3. Yay, let the warm season begin! I love when it all stretches out in front of us. Happy writing, may your thoughts be unfettered and your fingers nimble!

    1. Many thanks! Liam is a wonderful dog. In his old age, he’s had his ups and downs, but he’s hanging in there.

  4. Best wishes for your writing days & good to see the Snow Gauge can give up his job as well! . I also LOVE the photo of Liam. They say you need the right place for the right plant … Well you need the right dog for the right place too! Happy writing..

  5. Nice to see that snow melt away! Good luck on finishing your novel. I jus bought a copy of your first book and it’s in my lineup for the next month or so. Looking forward to it!

  6. What a pleasure the sunny days have been. But now it’s pouring again–so you won’t be tempted to stray outside as you finish your book!

    1. Right! But after sitting at my desk for hours, it feels good to work outside for a bit.

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