Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Beautiful blue sky today with scattered white and grayish clouds.
The dirty snow pile mountain that used to be as high as the tip of the garage roof is a mere shadow of its former magnificent self. But do you see something? Green! There is some green showing up after the rains and the 50 degree weather!
Our parking lot pond has turned into a small lake--hehe!
The lawn is starting to turn green. And everywhere is revealed all the trash that has blown about all winter.
The roofers still futz about with their mess and equipment.
Just so we don't become too complacent, tho--it is only 36 degrees right now. No open windows today. I had to take the plant back inside yesterday. I apologized to it because I know how happy it was to be back outside swinging in the wind--you could see it in the perky, perky leaves. Soon, I promised. Soon.
Well, not too soon. They're talking possible snow again on Saturday--LOL!
Well, time to go check the mail and see if my movies are here yet. Karma's back in her cat bed again where it's warm. Hope you're having a good week. :):)
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


AliceKay said...

I've seen that quote before and have used it once or twice quite some time ago. It is so true.

I liked seeing the blue skies, green grass, and vanishing snow piles in your pictures. Those roofers should be fired and new ones hired who will quit messing around and get the job done. Man, oh man.

Snow? Who mentioned that nasty 4-letter word? LOL

Hope you're having a good day today.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Looks like there is hope you'll finally be snow-less at some point - MAYBE!!

Are you having any trouble with the flooding? Honeybunny's parents said there were places in ND that were stockpiling sandbags already. Hope it's a precaution that turns out to be unnecessary.

Toriz said...

I'm glad you are at least seeing some signs of Spring at last! :)

Poor plant! Still, it's better for it to come indoors for a while longer and live to see the Summer! :)

Rita said...

AliceKay--I also think it's such a lovely quote.
I hope they are wrong, but it's not that unusual for us to have snow in April. They've bumped it up to Friday for the ice and snow. Hope you aren't getting any of this way over there. :)

Donna--They stockpiled a million and a half sandbags way back in February here in Fargo-Moorhead. The sandbag dikes have been up all over the place for weeks and they are still needing more volunteers to make more sandbags. The National guard is here, too--helping with dike patrols. The handmade sandbag dikes have to be watched 24/7 for leaking. Those dikes have to last for a week to two weeks--against strong current in many places--and often need to be braced/supported with more bags or made higher. The freeway to the north (29 to Grand Forks) has been closed for days--under water. Many outlying roads are literally collapsed and washed away. Many close to the river are under water.
I am very lucky not to live close to the river and that I don't have to be out driving around trying to find open routes every day. It is really bad for a lot of people up in this area. We need to get something built like Grand Forks did after their terrible flood (1997?).
I've only lived up here since late 1999, but I think we've had 3 more "historic" floods since then.
Anyways, I hope the river goes down enough soon so that people can relax. :)

Rita said...

Tori--With it being back in the 20s and 30s I don't think the plant would have been thrilled to be outside. You're right! It might not have survived till warmer weather--hehe! But it sure did like a couple days of warm sunshine and wind. :)

Intense Guy said...

Ooooooooooh! Its getting green again! Hallalujah!!

I'm reminded of Frosty the Snowpile looking at your fading away mound of snow...

Frosty the snowoile was a jolly happy soul,
With dirty soot line and a not a tose
And two eyes made out of soul.
Frosty the snowpile is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that
Old trash bag they found.
For when they placed it on a coed
He began to dance around!

Rita said...

Iggy--The green is already covered with white again, but it is under there--hehe!

Love your frosty the snowpile song!! ;)