Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Begins as a Winter Month

 Dawn brought clearing skies, cold temperatures and a stinging North wind.
 I hope that this is the last snow post of the season.
There are reminders of December everywhere. 
The geese survived the snowstorm by keeping their heads down, in the open on the lake.  
The wind had drawn interesting patterns onto every surface. 
We could tell that this was not mid-Winter, however. 
The sun was too bright and carried the promise of light and heat.  
Things felt a little wierd. 
The shelter belts had done their best. 
 But there was lots of snow to move.
The South side of evergreen trees were left frosted as the wind forced the snowflakes through the branches. 
 My guess is that about 15 inches fell around here, but there is not flat surface on which to accurately measure.
It was such an enchanting day, that it took the sting of this foolishness away. 
There was snow to push. 
Lots of snow to move, so that trucks can move around in the yards. 
We also kept in mind that this snow will melt soon.
 Moving the snow away will help to minimize mud.
So, patiently and diligently, with just a bit of disbelief, we spent the day. 
Yes, everyone is ready to sweep Winter away. 
We are ready to find the road to Spring. 
So ready, in fact that the wind left us a snow sculpted butterfly in GriggsDakota.

3 comments:

  1. Jane,
    We are ready for spring too. Sunday night we got a little rain and around 3 am the snow and wind started. Hard to say the amount of accumulation as we have spots blown clean and several inches on the prairie, we think around 6".

    Yesterday was gorgeous with no wind, sun, blue skies and 22*. This morning it's a windy 22* with flurries.

    Not ideal calving weather.

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    1. Yes, Robyn, very difficult for the cattle and little calves. Lot's of snow to move in the yards just to get hay to the cows. Thanks for following our blog.

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  2. Stunning photos...you live in such a lovely place...snow or no snow.

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