Saturday, April 11, 2015

And Then This Happened...

On Monday I showed you all the riotous color blooming in my garden. We shared the wonderful wisteria and lilacs, budding clematis and peonies. 
 On Tuesday the view outside my window was quite different.
That's right, it's snow. The first snow we've had in more than a year and it fell on April 7. Even though my flowers are ruined I'm not complaining. We so desperately need the moisture here in California but I can't help but sigh at all the beauty lost in an hour. The flowers will recover, their beauty is fleeting in any case.
We have a saying here in the foothills, spring cannot arrive until there's snow on the dogwoods. It's official - spring is definitely here!
Hope it's warmer where you are.

Until next time,

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Patrica. I'm so glad you shared the flowers in the previous post because they were gorgeous but the snow is pretty too!

    Weather is just very strange these days , everywhere.

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    1. We're back to a beautiful and early spring now. You just can never tell these days.

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  2. It is pretty snow! what elevation are you Patrica? We had rain down here in Sonoma County, but I wonder if it snowed over in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Your Dogwood blossoms look a bit sad----but, I guess they will recover. It certainly has been a strange year weather wise. Like all the daffodils and tulips were up and gone the first part of March. None for Easter. And we are still making fires in the wood insert in the evenings because if we don't keep it stoked at night with a log or two of Oak, it's so cold in the a.m.

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    1. We are at about 3,500 ft and at this time of year it should still be cold with snowy weather expected. My poor plants are so confused. It's quite warm in the daytime and chilly in the evening so we still have the flannel sheets on the bed and like you a fire in the stove. I think this is the new norm and we just have to figure it out but I'm not doing any garden until Mother's Day just to be on the safe side.

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  3. Oh my... I'll bet that was a bit of a shock after everything blooming so beautifully. But you're right... the blessing of moisture can't be complained about when a drought is ongoing. We went through that back when we were living in North Georgia in the late 2000s. The first time it rained a good steady, gentle rain, my neighbor and I were out on our front lawns dancing in the rain and laughing... with our kids standing on the porches shaking their heads at our silliness. :)

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    1. It's amazing what we take for granted sometimes isn't it? God's great gift of water cannot be over stated, more precious than gold and so welcome when it comes. I can just see you dancing in the rain, what a joyous picture!

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  4. Wow ! I am impressed !
    Living with lots of, and sometimes too much of, snow I find it amazing that this snowfall has happened ... so glad for you !
    It's beautiful, isn't it ? Great photo op, too !
    And wasn't I just lamenting about our extended winter ? We have crocus blooming !!! And warm temps now ;)
    Enjoy your moisture ;)

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    1. The snow was gone in two days and we're back to warm weather when it should be chilly. Can you say unpredictable? I hope things warm up for you as I know it's been a hard winter almost everywhere else.

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