The weather man is having some fun with us.
After the gorgeous sunshine, we had RAIN!
There were several thawing days, a bit of hot sun, but mostly gloom and strong warm winds. My bushroad became a terrible mess.
Half the snow disappeared. This is what it normally looks like in mid April.
Two nights ago, it froze a bit.
The puddles on the road made interesting ice patterns.
That afternoon, it got gloomier than ever, and started to snow in earnest.
It dumped snow for several hours. At first it was just above freezing, then just below.
Then, last night, the temperature dropped to -17C.
On Thursday I go to town for my second shopping trip of the year. I will be picking up two volunteers. I plan on gutting my house and doing the interior carpentry work. In 3 weeks I leave for my knee replacement. So these next few days is the only time I have to clean house, pack for the trip, bake bread and cook a meal so we have something to eat when we get home, and finish my income tax. But how could anyone stay indoors and do chores on a morning like this!
Spring birds are arriving quickly now. Juncos have been here a week.
This morning a starling came. Starlings are the only alien bird I see here. This guy looked as though he wished he were somewhere else. He was not genetically designed for -17C temps
But the sun soon reached the cabin.
The flock of redpolls appeared in their usual noisy fashion. (They will be heading north soon.)
And once the dishes were done, on with the snowshoes and away I went on a hike.
By noon the snow was sticky and a hot wind was blowing again. More snow is forecast.
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