We woke up Wednesday morning to grey skies but no rain. I thought we missed the hyped storm, but it was running late.
By mid-morning, the skies darkened, and the rain followed. Between 10 and 2, we had thunderstorms, followed by hail, which eventually gave way to sunshine. Cold temperatures left a shallow layer of snow in the foothills.
I can’t remember a time when we sampled such varied weather.
The winds remained at bay, and the power stayed on, but we stayed vigilant about falling trees.
I paid a visit to my favorite crafting store and saw the remains of this once-towering tree. Unfortunately, one of the recent storms toppled the tree, lifting the sidewalk as it crashed across the drive, smashing into a small sign. Thankfully no one was hurt.
Thursday and Friday delivered uneventful weather, and today we enjoyed warm, clear, and sunny skies.
Our cats, Tessa and Mouse, are sleeping soundly after a day of fresh air and sunshine. They used to quibble over the basket on the table behind the couch, so now there are two. Never mind that they have dozens of cozy spots for slumber throughout the house. Like toddlers, bickering is more fun.
I replaced my label-maker after 15 years of reliable service, never imagining it would double as a chin rest.
Intoxicating Freesias continues to dominate in the garden, with purples and reds joining the earlier yellow and white mix. The nasturtiums are back, and several nepeta have self-seeded as well. Now that the hydrangea is covered in fresh leaves, pink and blue flowers will soon follow.
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.