and we thought spring had arrived…..

I had posted some pictures on my Facebook page sometime in February showing some early bird arrivals in the garden.  It was a pretty mild February with crocuses, lenten roses and snowdrops proudly displaying their beauty.  We had temperatures soaring in March, clearly indicating that spring was here to stay.  Magnolias, weeping cherry, forsythia and a host of other trees were starting to wake up from their deep slumber.

I was anxious to start planting annuals as the weather had been pretty mild thus far, but then it all turned very nasty this past week with freeze warnings and low temperatures for a few days; as if that wasn’t bad enough…..we had SNOW  this weekend.  You read it right, snow in April!!  Mother Nature decided to leave us with one last blast of winter.  None of it stayed mind you, but I’d never seen such fat flakes before and I must admit it was quite a pretty sight.  I managed to capture some of it from my window.  Thankfully, this week calls for some warmer weather.  Check out the beautiful video below.

 

Snow in April – turn up the volume to listen to the birds chirping quite happily.  The white stuff did not bother them at all.  This past winter has been a topsy turvy mess with unusually warm weather in December (see my last post in the garden section), and snow in April.

Linking this post to Fiesta Friday #115 hosted today by Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Ashley @ Too Zesty Thanks so much ladies.

39 comments

  1. Loretta, What a treat it is to hear the birds chirping! Great idea posting a video too.
    We did not get snow as we did last weekend when the daffodils were covered with snow. this weekend was chilly and rainy. I think we are going straight from winter to summer this year:(
    Loved your pictures of flowers! Looking forward to pictures of your gorgeous summer garden.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sandhya. Now I’m not surprised when you say you had snow last weekend in MA…but gosh, we are so much further south, we should NOT be experiencing what we did, although I must admit it was just lovely seeing those fat flakes and hearing the birds singing to their hearts content. I’m excited about the summer garden’s possibilities too. On Wednesday, my garden volunteer group is going on a field trip to a nursery, I’m so excited about it 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Suzanne. Did you guys have snow last weekend? Glad you liked the video clip, I thought it was just lovely hearing those birds singing away. I don’t think the snow bothered them too much.

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  2. It’s so surprising to hear lovely birdsong as the fluffy snowflakes tumble down, Loretta! Your video was such a treat! Here in the Midwest, we are still having nighttime temperatures in the 20s and several light snowfalls. The daffodils and forsythia make it look like Springtime has arrived, but we must be patient a bit longer! Wishing you warmer days ahead! ♡

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Dawn. Oooo, it sounds awfully cold in the Midwest, but hopefully the warmer weather will be there for you soon. Spring time has to be my favorite season of all, the very thought of getting my fingers in the dirt excites me. 🙂

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    1. True Nandini, have you never experienced snow at all? You’ll have to take a trip to feel it, taste it etc. 🙂 I like snow on Christmas Eve, but not a cold weather person at all, so don’t much appreciate snow during the winter.

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    1. We’ve had some lovely days since that snowfall Julie and everything is popping up all over the garden, including the tulips. The group I volunteer with in the garden is taking a field trip tomorrow to a nursery in PA, I can hardly wait to be there. We’re picking up things for the big garden, and of course I’ll be getting some for myself 🙂 It should be fun! Wishing you warm sunny days ahead 🙂

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  3. Such beautiful flowers, and the snow is so pretty!
    It’s been the same here, we thought Spring was here and then the temperatures nose dived again. All of the daffodils are out though and standing their ground and looking beautiful 🙂

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    1. Oh bummer Judi, but you’d expect that in Michigan. Too bad about your magnolia tree, our winter wasn’t as harsh this year, just a surprise to see snow in April. We are taking a road trip to Ann Arbor in June for a cousin’s son’s graduation. I’ve never been to Michigan before, so it will be a first, thankfully summer will be well there 🙂

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      1. I just read your reply to me and what a coincidence as I live in Ann Arbor. So does Mara (put on your cakepants; simple and healthy foods (I forgot her name); Jenny dragonfly home recipes lives close to Lake Michigan, Jess (cooking is my sport) lives in Lansing and Nancy lives in the Detroit area. Nancy and I talked about getting together awhile ago but never did. Is there a get together in our future? When in June will you be here?

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      2. Hi Judi, we will be in AA from the 10-13th June (of course the 10th and 13th will be spent on the 9 hour drive there and back). It would be great if we could get it together, would love to meet Nancy and the others, although time wise it would be pretty rushed. Let’s see what we can make of it.

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    1. Ha ha Belle, no kidding! Those snakes in the garden are mostly garter snakes and good for keeping the field mice at bay….mind you you’re in Florida, not so sure what you have over there :). Too bad that is keeping you out of the garden, I find yard work so therapeutic 🙂

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  4. Everyone expects snow up here in frosty Canada, but I discovered we had more snow in April than any of the preceding four months – even February. My lenten rose took a beating – otherwise no damage I know of.

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    1. Well then the weather patterns have been quite similar on the Eastern seaboard. Usually it seems like lenten roses don’t do so well, I know mine always emerge with some freeze burn to the foilage. Oh well, I can safely say spring is here to stay, heading out to the nursery in a few. Thanks for stopping by Hilda 🙂

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  5. We live in northern California… it is summer (not spring) one day, and winter the other. We are totally confused about what to expect and what to wear. Photos of the flowers are beautiful, and so is the falling snow with bird sounds in the background… and it sure is confusing weather.

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    1. Thank you Fae. Isn’t it odd that the weather patterns have changed so much? Winter was relatively mild so to speak, but then snow in April? Well I certainly hope that you’ll be experiencing spring time temperatures that will stay. I’m off to a nursery today to celebrate. I’ll be sure to take my camera with me 🙂

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  6. Haha, yes I almost started planting annuals too, and then it turned super cold! Really glad that I didn’t’. Your video is so lovely and the birds are just so happy! Well, I think real spring is just around the corner! 😀

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    1. Thanks Juliana, I loved the video too. Whilst I was indoors taking that video and grumbling, the birds were just happily singing away and flitting from perch to perch….It reminded me to be grateful for all the seasons and the beauty of nature. Thanks for stopping. I think I can safely say it is ok to bring out the annuals in our part of the world now, I hope it is where you are too 🙂

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