Even The Weather Has a Vendetta Against Me

We have sunshine this week. This makes me ridiculously happy. Happier than I thought I could be kind of happy. I love winter. I love snow. I really do. Spring is my least favorite season of the year because of the mud, and the rain, and the mud, and the rain... Turns out that after a full month of nothing but snow, I'm thrilled to have Spring come. I've been smiling non-stop for days and my face is kind of sore at this point. But it's a happy kind of sore, trust me.

A few years ago, I learned to love Spring for what it brings. The promise of gardening again, and crocus and daffodils peeking through the snow. The smell of Earth and the return of songbirds. I tolerate the mud and rain for those joyous things.

This week of happy-inducing sunshine has melted the snow considerably, but we're still a loooong way from gardening. I'm grateful for the happy-inducing part because I nearly cried real tears over the crocus and daffodils that I wont' see this year. This is what the yard still looks like, mid-March.



The furniture is making an appearance even if the flowers aren't. And look! Tricycle handlebars! And see the patio table to the clear left of the picture? That was completely hidden in a sea of white just last week.




And the trampoline! It's been shoveled off weekly to keep the springs from stretching. The snow was so deep at one point that you had to jump from the bank down onto the trampoline.


With all this melting that has been taking place, there is only one area that has completely thawed out, exposing the bare bricks of the patio. How ironic that it's the swimming pool. Do you know how difficult it will be to keep Micah out of there?


7 comments:

designHER Momma said...

I've been amazed with the snow you've gotten. The thaw is much needed. (if not, you'll be under snow till June!)

Becoming Mommy said...

We still have a little snow, although I'm hoping the rain today and tomorrow finishes it off...

I have blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and pears to plant!!!

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

I am so jealous of all your snow! Trade you a few palm trees for a snow fort.

Karen Deborah said...

Surely you jest, Micah can stand ice cold water? Water that cold hurts. You really are buried in snow. Have some hot chocolate and a movie.

Burgh Baby said...

I can see some of our grass now.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I can't get over how much of your snow is still on the ground! We are finally down to none in the front yard, and the kids and I spent the afternoon dethatching the lawn.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Goodness! The amount of snow you got is amazing! I had no idea it got that deep in your neck of the woods!