...but what do April blizzards bring?
Twice this month we've woken up to snow.
Not a lot of snow, it's true, but enough to remind us winter hasn't quite lost its grip yet.
I took these photos early in the morning, and when the rest of the family woke up, they couldn't believe their eyes.
Here's our April flowers, looking cold and miserable.
This bluebird doesn't look too pleased either.
The snow melted off by afternoon, and we had a few days of spring. Then yesterday winter came roaring back again in what virtually amounted to a blizzard, with 40 mph winds and heavy wet snow.
Old Major braved the wind and snow to visit the yard, then hurried (as fast as his ancient legs could carry him) back to the woodstove.
It looked like December, not April.
Our brave little patch of daffodils withstood the onslaught.
The snow melted off soon enough, but the day was bitterly cold with howling winds, and periodic showers of sleet or snow would pass through. This photo was taken in late afternoon, with a bleary sun lighting up a distant snow shower.
Then this morning... sunny and calm. Go figure.
The daffodils looked much happier.
So did the beasties. Yesterday they were all huddled under the awning or in the barn. Today they basked in the sunshine. This is Hector and Ninja, who have become great buddies.
And the robins looked perky and ready to nest.
So what do April blizzards bring? Hopefully a warm May!