Sunday, April 20, 2008
And again. More than yesterday.
Can you believe this? It is 2/3 of the way through the month of April, about a full month into "official" Spring, and here is more snow! It didn't last too long but just the fact that it did come is very odd. I think I heard on the TV news earlier this week that if we got snowfall after the 17th it would set a new record for late snowfall in our area. It set a new record yesterday that only lasted until today when it was broken. I hope it stops here!
Mt. Vernon is well known as an agricultural area where most of the US (if not the world's) tulip bulbs are grown. We have an annual Tulip Festival that runs through the month of April. Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with mans plans and with the cold weather we have had the tulips are very late blooming this year. You can see in this photo that most of ours that are not right up near the house for warmth have not yet opened. Smart little buggers- if they had opened they would be getting real cold today.
Even our purple yard bird seems to be trying to hide from this stuff! I thought that since this is a vertical format I could try going with a larger size and the little bird would show up better.
Here are some tulips that are closer to the house and you see what I mean about being covered in s*#t, err, I mean snow. The hellebores doesn't seem to mind the stuff but I don't think the tulips do well covered in snow. You can see the feet of another yard bird that seems to be trying to jump into flight and head back down south, where all smart birds should be now.
As I write this it is 10:15 and much of that snow has left. It really won't stick around but it is damned cold for this time of the year in order for it to be here in the first place. The weather forecast calls for more normal temps by the end of the week and I am sure more than ready for that! Fingers crossed.....
I love the tulips. They are my favorite flower.
How's the sunroom coming?
I just love the tulips, they look like surviving the snow, OHH were has the year gone, im sure Xmas was only yesterday LOL.Our warmer weather is ending and quickly slipping into winter today we 20c=about70f nights getting down to about 7c brrrrr forcast getting down to 16c in middle of week...BTW, How is the sun room..
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