April Blues (and Whites) – #1LinerWeds

I said it. Didn’t I say it? Didn’t I just say that you can’t trust spring to arrive in April in New England? I did – I said it on Monday!

Technically, I said wrote that post on Saturday night, but I was right. On Monday morning, it started snowing. When I took Maddie out to conduct some business, she looked at the snow starting to cover the ground and looked at me, as if to say:

“I thought it was sitting season…”

A few hours later, when the Editor took Maddie back out, Maddie was happy to find 3-5 inches of snow covering the yard. One more day of play would happily replace one day of sitting.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


    • Ha ha – I was going to say “who’s counting?” but… We have buds on the lilacs. They seem to be trudging on toward green on schedule, but I hope they aren’t in for a rude reminder. We still have snow in the forecast, but also 50° days – I think anything that falls now will melt pretty fast.

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  1. I’m feeling Maddie’s pain about not sitting outside in the warm sun. Instead…snow, cold and wind. I hope this winter weather heads back to northern Canada and the Arctic where it belongs. Spring deserves a chance to spend some time with us.

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    • I think we’re all crumbling about this weather. At least Maddie had a few minutes to run in the snow like a nut-case. But when we take her out, she looks over at her cot (still on the porch) and I think she’s sad.

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  2. It sure is pretty though. Hopefully the cold doesn’t kill all the new buds, and you’ll have a later spring, but a beautiful one.
    It has poured sometimes here on my birthday in May, so we’ll see how it goes. We’re supposed to have rain this week-end and I’m willing to bet everyone thought we’d seen the last of the rain for the year. :)

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  3. Well, I’m certainly glad it’s mostly gone. So that the new one will make that much more of an impression. ;) Nah, you deserve spring. You know how to backgammon! We learned it in Greece and did it all the time.

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    • I’ve been playing since the mid 70’s. I taught my wife and daughter. Both of whom are tough competition. Faith beat me two out of three games. We might see more snow on Friday. But it won’t last long.

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  4. Wildlife, pets, people…all left scratching their heads as to why no one got the memo April has obviously been rescheduled to May. I don’t know if we’ll have to “make up the time.” That’s an awful lot of snow days to build into the calendar…then again, maybe we all should just disregard calendars going forward. Maddie obviously has made the most of things…if life serves you snow…play in it!

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  5. Sweet Maddie, we’re all confused with this weather pattern. We wound up with about 4″ of the white stuff. When I was putting Murphy’s coat on, her expression was, “You gotta be kidding me!”

    Dan, I think Mother Nature either needs to stop her meds or start taking some. She has gone ’round the bend and over the top!!

    Still, you got some great photos for us to enjoy. Maddie is practically in a trance in the shot with Faith! Hope she gets some “cot weather” soon.

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    • Thanks Ginger. I can imagine Murphy’s reaction to the vest. I think spring needs to find some courage and put on a show.

      Maddie needs some quality cot time, to help her avoid those trance-like moments.


  6. Let’s see now. The robins are here, motorcycles have been spotted, and the air has that spring-like quality to it. It was 60 degrees this morning, but dropped to 37 by 8 am, and snow is predicted for this afternoon. Fortunately, it’s not expected to stick. Good thing, too, ’cause winds are supposed to be 50-60 mph this afternoon. But that’s ok, ’cause with the drop in temperature, it will snow instead of rain and when the power goes out from the high winds, the dead sump pump won’t be as much of a problem. Welcome to spring in Western New York.

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  7. I don’t know why I always feel more tolerant of April’s weather transgressions than I do March. Although we didn’t get any snow – yet- the winds today were frightening. We have roof damage from today’s winds, but we can’t tell yet exactly how bad. In the meantime, I can only hope we don’t get too much wet stuff until the damage can be assessed and fixed.

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  8. Your Monday looked like our today. Two days ago gusts of winds over 60 mph and today it snowed. Oh man! You’re right …. this is the month for April showers. *sigh* Winter just does not want to leave this year. I LOVE that shot of the moon through the tree!!! Excellent shot, Dan! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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