Nature has many scenes to exhibit…. — Henry David Thoreau, American poet and essayist
Mother Nature pulled an April Fool’s Day joke on Central Illinois Easter Sunday.
Sure, the calendar says ‘Spring,’ and we’ve been hoping for the warm and blossoming season for weeks now. It wasn’t to be, not yesterday anyway.
Take a look:
It started as sleet when I was driving home from my flute lesson. Even this poor Robin seems to be asking, “How am I supposed to build a nest in this?”
At one point, I peeked outside and it looked like the angels were having a pillow fight!
(Not the best of photos, but I kind of liked how the snowflakes seemed to be streaking down like confetti!)
Have you ever seen a Sheltie encrusted with powered sugar? Well, Dallas was too embarrassed to look at the camera, but he said he thinks sugar would have been warmer than these snowballs!
But it’s hard to deny how beautiful a fresh snowfall is. Check out this bush:
And this one:
And look how the snow outlines this maple tree:
I suppose we can take consolation from the fact that typically, Spring snows don’t linger as long as Winter ones do (and they’re predicting 65 degrees by Tuesday!)