Monday, April 16, 2018

Midwest SPRING???


It continues...the constant bluster of a winter that won't quit.

Yesterday, we woke up to sleet. Followed by continued freezing rain all day, with intermittent melt, followed by more ice.

My clothesline dressed for the ball, in sparkling diamond drops.


I was trying to catch the huge limb that slid down the 100+ foot elm that is my neighbors. But, the suffering maple buds....frozen in the front caught the camera eye.


The ice got thicker as the day progressed.


Midwest gardening: My Viburnum wearing an icy coat. Daffodils have budded out on the lower left, in the corner where it's sheltered and surrounded with concrete.


This morning---the limb and other refuse, blown over garbage cans, 
still in the yard covered with snow on top of the ice.

Spring---I don't think so. I know there's worse in the rest of the country, my heart goes out to all suffering the continual storms gripping the nation.

But, it sure has been hard to even think spring here in Chicagoland.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

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  1. Sandi, my yard looked like yours -- icy branches. It's melting now and I've been hearing ice fall on (or off) the house all morning. But now they're talking snow. It's always something!

    1. I know it's crazy. More snow predicted for tomorrow! Good luck!

  2. Here in the Ozarks in MO we went from 87 to 27 last night. Even my pansies are drooping.

    1. Aw, I normally give my girlfriend a pansy basket on April 14, her birthday---not this year, just a promise of some Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

  3. It's been a crazy winter. Just over a blizzard, and more snow Wednesday!
    Your photos are sure pretty, though!

    1. Thanks, the clothesline was sheltered from the beating it just kept dripping longer. Sometimes, you have to find beauty in the mess you have been given, lol. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi


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