Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Don't Like The Weather In Wisconsin?...

wait five minutes.

Last Wednesday I went for a run outside in a t-shirt and shorts. I can honestly say I've never done that before. It was fantastic. Sixty degrees and sunny.

Then on Thursday the last of the snow and ice disappeared from our backyard.

However, I knew it wouldn't last. On Thursday night I woke up to some of the loudest thunder I've ever heard. I jumped nearly a foot in the air. My heart pounded in my chest as I lie listening to what I thought was rain.

It wasn't rain. Well, it wasn't all rain. It was rain for a while and then it was snow. By Friday morning we had three inches of very heavy, wet snow. After I dropped the kids off at school I ran over to my mom's to shovel her sidewalk. It was quite the workout. My back is still sore. That was some heavy snow.

Yesterday all that snow had melted (and was rained away) from the backyard once again.  Then today we got dumped on with another 6 inches of heavy snow and the backyard looks exactly as it does in the above picture.

That's how it is here in Wisconsin. The weather keeps you guessing. Mother Nature is a finicky beast here.


Tabor said...

We are getting that roller coaster weather also. Two tornado warnings in the last week. 70 degree weather and then 30 degrees. At least the snows have stopped.

betty said...

Up and down indeed with the weather. I always think more sickness can occur during extreme fluctuations like this too.


Kat said...

Tabor- Wow! That is some extreme weather!!!

Kat said...

Betty- You are exactly right. I am sitting in the couch right now with one of my little sickies.

Bijoux said...

We say that about Ohio. I always know that when we have a day of 60 some degrees in winter, we will pay for it within two days! But I still revel in it!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson