Wednesday, April 16, 2014


All our weather guessers said it was going to snow Tuesday and I kept saying, "Sure it is."  "Give me a break!"  "Wrong again."
They were right.  Of course, it wasn't a huge snow in our area (although I heard some areas in the Northeast US got 3-4 inches and really cold temps.  

We got just enough to show off the little bird tracks as they hopped around the deck  :)

Or were they out dancing last night during the Full Blood (lunar eclipse) moon which we couldn't see because it was raining and cloudy when I woke up at 2 am?  Perhaps a little ecstatic dance to honor the eclipse of the full moon and the (hopefully) last snow of this winter?

Did you get a peek at the lunar eclipse and the red moon in your area?


Katherine Harra said...

No, we had the same clouds, rain, and snow here in Michigan. However we DID wake up to the news that we beat the all time record for Detroit area snowfall this winter season. Hooray! Now I'm waiting to find out what we get for having won that honor. No one seems to be saying.

All my hyacinths managed to get into full bloom the day before the snow, now they are lying flat, with some of it still there. Sigh.

RH Carpenter said...

Katherine, Crazy weather! The latest we've had snow in this area is May 6th so we're not breaking any records here and I hope we don't! We are second in highest snowfall for the winter with a blizzard year being number one here. I worried about all the gorgeous blooming things and how they'd fare with the cold snap. I hope you get a big prize for beating the record! ha ha Perhaps a new car for everyone :)

Gary L. Everest said...

Good Morning Rhonda,
Just remember: What doesn't kill us makes us stronger! And since I'm rattling off cliches...This too, shall pass. At least, I hope so, for your sake.
When we lived in Tennessee, they referred to such weather as "Dogwood Spring". We experienced one or two and seriously did not appreciate them.
Hang in there, Rhonda.

laura said...

I did, miraculously, wake up at 3:30 a.m., so I went outside, but it was too cloudy to see anything!
This morning when I woke up I had to do a double-take: my deck and all the furniture thereupon that I just dragged out of the shed this weekend was covered in icy snow.
Wonder what the poor birds make of this weather?

RH Carpenter said...

Gary, the snow wasn't a problem at all - but the cold was for the new blooming things (good thing I'm not a gardener! ha ha). Soon we will have a true spring - or go right into summer (which is usually the case).

Laura, I was awake at 2 am and saw nothing :( Disappointed, but we'll have 4 this year so maybe next time. Yep, snow. Strange, indeed. All gone now and our birds, including the mallard and his lady friend of the season, have returned for feeding and chirping. The mallard comes every spring to our above-ground pool which has water on the top of the cover no matter how tight we pull it across the top - he brings a lady friend. Not sure if she's the same every spring or another one but he watches her carefully when I toss out bread and put our bird seed for her - he's very protective :) They have their own little romantic retreat here at the Carpenter's back yard :) said...

Couldn't see the red moon due to cloud cover. But we did get snow as well. Ugh!

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, I so wish spring was fully here and happy to be here - it would definitely make me happy! And I don't even need hot weather - just something in the low 70Fs and some good sunshine for a few days!