What is life like in a snow globe? We are finding out this April here in Minnesota. It is now the official snowiest April on record, and the white stuff just keeps coming. Our official total as of this morning is seventeen inches. In case you are not familiar with snow, a bunch of snow helps to keep the temperatures cooler. Guess what? This last load has now cooled the temps around here again!
Friday started out with rain, which turned to sleet, to graupel (snow pellets), and finally snow. As the day went on, the forecast changed expecting the snow to keep coming at first until Saturday night but eventually until this morning. The winds whipped up, and were blowing up to fifty mph during the entire weekend. We also had thunder snow on Saturday morning. Our snow was almost all gone on Friday, as you can see, but my sisters could smell the impending snowstorm Friday afternoon.
Saturday was the worst of the two days. Almost everything in the Twin Cities was cancelled, and no travel was advised. We hunkered down at home to enjoy a snow day. Mom got a lot done in the house, and we did lots of napping with some trips outside to check on the snow.
Of course, Bailie always loves to track, and she spent a lot of time with her nose in the snow.
I took this photo on our front walkway right before my evening walk. Mom had so shovel a path out to the driveway for us to use. We all do love snow, and are enjoying being out in it, and it is making everything quite pretty. The only problem is, it is mid April, not mid winter. At least we won’t have to do any yard work until May sometime.
Sunday morning was so peaceful. Mom and I had a nice walk on the roads since nothing else was plowed or shoveled, and if it was, the wind blew the snow back. No one was out driving. All we heard was the hum of snowblowers. Over the weekend there were over 600 car accidents, and 1,100+ spin outs on the roads. Sunday, Mom was tired of being at home, and decided to run a couple errands, and head out to Gramma’s house with me.
Check out Gramma’s fire hydrant. Yes, it is that red dot back there. With so much snow, it is important to make sure hydrants are shoveled out in case they are needed.
Up by the house, there was a lot of drifting. I enjoy hiding under the roof that goes down, almost to the ground.
I’m not tall by any means, so this snow was really up to my ears in the yard. I thought I might sink, and never be seen again!
After a nice walk around Gramma’s neighborhood, I settled in on the couch with cousin Bowie to warm up. I thought this pillow was perfect given the weather! The are talking about the possibility of more snow in a few days. I’m really wondering if it will ever end, or if we will forever be stuck in our Minnesota snow globe! At least the frog photobomber is rather spring like!