“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.” — Joseph Wood Krutch
Well folks it’s official. The Easter Bunny pulled a belated April Fool joke later this year than expected and delivered a basketful of snow to the immediate area.
The incoming weather pattern took everyone by surprise. Two days before the front’s arrival it had been raining continuously all day and night long ( spotty showers and the like).
This morning when I woke up the unexpected wet snow-covered the area and began a melting cycle as soon as the daytime temperatures started hovering above the freezing mark.
The photo on the left shows the marshmallow coating on the many evergreen tress in the area.
The photo on the right shows the results of my hour-long effort to shovel the white and almost fluffy stuff of the steps and walkways for our unit.
I prefer the dry snow for the simple fact that the wet stuff is mushers and takes more effort to remove from the steps and walk. Could have used a Zamboni machine to clear the area.
But after over one hour of struggling , huffing and puffing the job was completed.
Hopefully the snowfall will subside and all those Easter egg hunts planned for Sunday will be able to take place without the threat of postponement.
By the way the annual White House Easter egg roll will take place as scheduled only this year the yolks of the eggs will have GPS tracking to enable staff members to more effectively account for each and every egg hidden on the White House lawn.
It was reported that the frisky rabbit did not have the proper security clearance and was summarily banned from the festivities.
Oh well, the yolk is on all of us. — gc