Sunday, April 24, 2005

7 DAYS TIL MAY?????




This is what late April in Michigan looks like this year. Keep in mind that a mere 4 days ago it was 84 degrees. I just took my trusty ruler outside and measured the snow that piled up on our table outside and there is 4.75" of the white stuff. (Later in the day....now closer to 7" and still coming down....)

WHAT THE HECK?

Yes, I know. This is Michigan. Yes, I know. I have lived here my entire life. I am quite familiar with the ol' saying....

This is Michigan...you don't like the weather? Hang around 5 minutes...it will change.

I have seen snow flurries in May. I have seen some of our biggest snow storms come through in April. But each year when the 80 degree weather hits and stays around for a few days, the grass is green and people are mowing it, the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, you tend to think that maybe JUST MAYBE this year will be different. But no. Reality hits. And stinks.

At least I can wear my wool socks a few more times.

7 comments:

FaerieLady said...

We say the same thing about Oklahoma. No snow, but it's gotten down to freezing temps at night the past couple nights, and three days ago it was in the 80s. My nose is never going to forgive me for the amount of tissues I'm having to use on it... LoL --Kae

Snooze said...

I'm north of you (exit 259 on I75) and we've got snow too, but not nearly as much! Up here the tulips and daffys are only little 4" shoots at this time of year, so I'm hoping they'll survive.

Oddly, Trugreen just came and gave my lawn its first spring treatment. Whadda they know, eh?

Lisa said...

I was thinking the same thing this morning-- at least I can wear my scarf a few more days!

I'm in White Lake and we have 6 inches on the ground. Ugh.

Kim said...

I haven't measured, but it looks like we have less than 2 inches over here in Rochester Hills. But it still stinks! I've got the winter blahs all over again...

JinxedMinx said...

I'm not crazy about it, but I must say it is good knitting weather. Yesterday I curled up with a mug o' chai, a couple of movies, and a couple of knits-in-progress. It was nice, with the snow falling in the background and all.

(But yes, enough, and bring on the spring weather, please!)

Denise said...

I'm in A2, my folks in Alpena got 14". Today it all melted down my way however, I just sent my daughter up north for the week. I am an evil mom.

Rebecca said...

we say the same thing here in the Texas Panhandle... just wait, it'll change. our spring has been very similar to yours. although i think our last snow was about a week or so ago. yesterday we were in shorts, today, sweatsuits! crazy i tell you! crazy!!