Gray, rainy day.

Today it’s raining.  50 degree days have been few and far between.  It has been warm enough to melt the snow and the daffodils and tulips are growing furiously.  We found crocuses at the school where I work.  The school daffodils already have buds.  It will be a while, before the daffodils in my yard have buds. This is the hardest part of the year, to wait for the green to come!  Warmer weather would help, but long-term predictions say the cold is here to stay, for a while. We have to take what comes, when it comes!  I guess it’s better than the snow that northern Wisconsin is getting!

Purple crocuses spring 2014
Finally, a bit of color!

Snow and Rain

Last Thursday, we got 6 inches of snow. It was a day to just stay home, make soup and watch it snow.  It was so pretty outside, because the snow clung to all the branches.

Snow in the front yard
Snow in the front yard on 2-8-13.

Then on Sunday, it rained hard all day.  The driveway is a mixture of puddles and ice, which is supposed to be all ice, as the night goes on, and gets colder.  Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be quite windy.  It’s never a dull moment around here!

Hot Weather

Thankfully, we had a nice rain this morning!  Then it got up to 93 this afternoon, before it started cooling off a little.  Right now it’s about 80 degrees with a dew point of 72. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/KSBM.html  So thankful for air conditioning.  You can’t imagine!  Sure hope they get the power fixed out east, where it’s hot and no one has air conditioning or even a fan!  Ugh.

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Zinnias, getting bigger!  Taken this morning after the rain was finished!