|My snow ruler, upstanding for so many weeks, fainted in the heat.|
Heavy rain and even thunderstorms are in the official forecast for the next twenty-four hours. I recall my Dad saying the first thunderstorm of the year signaled that Old Man Winter's back was broken; that snowstorms and blizzards, ice storms and frigid temperatures were over until next winter. Well here's that weatherman's daughter's weather warning:
The snow ruler may have fainted, the sap may be running at full tilt, the driveway may be soft and mucky...
... and even sport a fine reflecting pool;
the periwinkle may be a happy green...
... the moss and other ground covers may be bright with freshness...
... and alas even the trees may be budding...
...BUT know this:
A winter's blast the likes of which we have not seen in these parts of late
will come upon the land with ice and snow and wind and bitter cold
any summer tires hit the road before April 1.
Be ye warned.
By all means, sing and dance in the rain, start a few seedlings indoors, tend to the indoor Spring cleaning.
Do not touch those big treads.
©2017 April Hoeller