Friday, May 3, 2013

After Spring Comes....Winter?

Over a month ago I wrote a post entitled, "Happy Spring in the Land" of Uh-Oh!"    If I didn't let that incident pass without comment, the freaky weather in the last 36 hours cannot go unnoticed either.

Wed, May 1.   I went out into the steamy warm morning and took some photos of things in bloom.  Many flowering plants, bushes, and trees had just opened that morning!

This is the first year for this particular lilac bush to bloom and I took bunches of photos,
 so impressed that it was so full of blossoms!

The flowering plum looked impressive too!

Tulips in different colors, popping up all around the yard.

It was much warmer than it had been, 85 degrees hot, humid, and I noticed as I finished that a dusty layer of yellow pollen was starting to settle on every outdoor surface.   My son's car was covered, the back deck was covered.   So I cancelled my anticipated walk and went inside to stay for the day.

It started to cool in the evening, as anticipated, and I so longed for my walk, but knew better than to get out in that.   

Thursday, May 2.  By morning it was 40 degrees and pouring rain, but the world looked clean again.  I put on warm clothes, my rain jacket and mitts, and took out for my walk.  At a brisk pace, it felt pretty good.  Wet, but good.  

Glad I got that walk in early, because a few hours later, came sleet, and then....

everything went white.

No, I didn't pass out.  But I rather wanted to as the day wore on and the white stuff kept falling.   SNOW! ...  Again...    

Well, I know some of you had even worse weather today.  So stay warm, or stay cool, or stay dry, or wish you rain and subsiding winds, whatever it is you need.    Certainly stay safe and well.


All photographs by Sharyl, May 1-2, 2013.



Alice said...

Oh yes, what a strange 'spring' we have here! Tuesday temps were 86 degrees, and Thursday we got rain, snow, sleet and wind almost all at once. I tried to get out for photos but the sleet was really coming down and I didn't want to ruin my camera.

Ahhhhh Kansas!!!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Sounds like Kansas and Michigan live by the same weather motto: "If the weather's not to your likin', stick around a few minutes - it will change"

aneri_masi said...

This is because you didn't go on a winter vacation. go, then this will all settle down.

aneri_masi said...

It really was not like this when i lived there..