Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ok Mother Nature, this isn't funny anymore

I mean it looks pretty enough and all...

my yard - April 11, 2008

... but I'm ready for Spring. You know, that whole March 21 vernal equinox thing? Remember that? When the grass turns green and the flowers bloom?

Besides - this is not helping Al Gore's case one bit.

36 comments:

Sandy said...

We narrowly escaped that down here...so far, that is. Our good friends in Duluth, however, had to cancel their weekend visit to Rochester due to the "blizzard-like" conditions up there.

It totally stinks.

Carla said...

How odd, as I read this I hear the distant sound of the mower as Mitch mows the lawn. baaaaahhhhhaaa

Ed (zoesdad) said...

You send that stuff my way and there's going to be hell to pay, mister!


BTW--I just noticed your cool sidebar (archives, blogroll, categories). That is way cool!

what's a donzer said...

Wow. I am not one to rub people's noses in things, but I have to tell you I am sitting on my porch here in Georgia, enjoying a beer in 82 degree weather. I honest to God just thought, "It's too hot out here for me."

cathouse teri said...

No warming there, eh?

Flip Flop Momma said...

I can here VIA Cathouse;)

I live just south of St Cloud and we got a shit load...lots of ice too..

will it ever fucking end?

cathouse teri said...

I always bring the cattiest cats along. :)

As for the snow, damn misery loves company.

Anonymous said...

I would rather be here in Duluth than in 82 degrees in Georgia. We have Lake Superior full of water and Atlanta will be rationing it again this summer. Bill

Caron said...

Kudos to you for getting out of the house. I took and shower, and put clean pjs. It's good day for lounging.

April said...

Checking myself for guilt (living in L.A. where it's over 80 degrees and not one inch of snow all winter long)...hmm! None!
You get what you pay for, Jeff. Love ya :)

Phil said...

We had a foot of new snow on March 31st.

Luckily, I completely missed it because we were in Colorado and Utah.

But the fact that my driveway went unshoveled for three days alerted the entire neighborhood that were not home.

Oh well. Today it's sunny and 70. I'm soaking it up and trying to recover from my pneumonia.

Jeff said...

sandy - Yeah, but you guys got all the other snowstorms this winter that we missed, so we're even. Neener-neener!

carla - Why does Mitch laugh maniacally when he mows?

ed - I got all those cool sidebar dealies from Amanda over at Blog Busters. She rocks.

donzer - Hey, I'll be saying the exact same thing soon. That is if you consider July to be soon.

teri - Not yet, but I hear it's supposed to get warm next week, whatever that means.

flip flop momma - I've met more fellow Minnesotans these last few weeks than I have in 3 years on this blog. We ought to get together somewhere this summer (you know, when it's actually warm) and meet up.

teri - Oh yeah, we have lots of miserable company in this neck of the woods.

bill - Mmmm, Lake Superior water - chock full of mercury, asbestos and DDT!

caron - And did you snuggle up in one of those awesome quilts you made?

Hey, if you're done lounging later, you should stop down to the Veranda tonight, have a glass of wine and listen to Pete and I sing. We'll be there from 9 - 12.

april - Oh, but don't you miss "the seasons?" Isn't that what we're supposed to say?

phil - Ouch, sorry to hear that. Hope you're feeling better soon. :-)

Karen MEG said...

That is pretty, for mid-February. For April, it's a bit of a nightmare. Hope it melts quickly.

Most of our snow has melted; now we're just being pelted with spring showers.

Heather said...

Yeah, thanks Sandy...it's snowing now.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, it's 42 and raining here in Juneau. Hopefully we'll be done with the snow for a while. Hope yours melts soon!
:o)

Gette said...

And it's supposed to hit 60 Tuesday.

Jeff said...

karen meg - It should be gone within 3 or 4 days. Believe it or not we're looking at 60s next week. It's like Cybil is running the weather here.

heather - Sounds like Sandy put the jinx on you guys. Have fun with that.

elizabeth - That's pretty sad when Alaska is warmer than we are. Thanks for the wishes of a speedy recovery.

gette - Rumor has it :-)

the amoeba said...

Ugh. That snow looks like 98% lead (we coastal New Englanders know all about that stuff). Must have been hell to shovel.

Maybe if you left a suitably generous donation at the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility ...

Mom Thumb said...

After all those years in Duluth, I can honestly say I don't even think it's pretty. Hubby is going to MN tomorrow, for a week or so, and I'm thrilled to say I'm NOT! (Hope it melts soon.)

Groovy Mom said...

No. No. I'm pretty sure you promised me there would be none of that. I fly out to Minneapolis on Thursday, and I'm ordering sunshine and 65 degrees. Got that?

Man oh man.

Gale said...

It snowed here Monday or was it Tuesday? Big fat flakes this after I had already mowed the yard twice. Snow is gone and we are putting a contract out on the weatherman....if the contract is TPing his car.

VE said...

I'd comment but I'm heading to the beach in shorts and sandals. bwahahaha. No really, I feel your pain. Ok, not, I'm gonna go get something cool to drink. Bwahahaha. Sorry...I just can't help it. Maybe you should make little snow tulips to feel like spring! ;)

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, for crying out loud.

Your yard is beautiful, tho.

JD at I Do Things

Michelle said...

Hmmm. I think I have to stop complaining about the weather we have here near Chicago. I DO remember the weather in MN though. 30"+ snow the night before Halloween one year leading to a *single* day of canceled school.

We're 30s and tons of rain with a bit of snow mixed in, but nothing like what you have. Then again, it was 62 yesterday when I went running. Then again, 42 by 4pm.

Oh, and my suggestion of where all your Minnesnowtans should meet -- the Fair! That's always my favorite part of the year in Minnesota. Every year, I say I'll make it back there, but I keep not quite making it.

Kathy said...

Really sorry, Jeff. But at least you're not having my pain right now. Lawn mowers. ALL. DAY. LONG. So much for a quiet weekend at home.

Jess said...

Oh, man. That's horrific. I got kind of upset when it dipped down to the low 50's here the other night, but now I'm feeling pretty lucky. My heart goes out to you!

Windyridge said...

Well been there, done that here in Upstate NY. I feel for ya tho', that's some wicked looking weather for this time of year. It's been n the 60's here...above normal.

G said...

Jeff, that is beautiful though so thanks for the pictures. Funny how living in NYC, we've had maybe one - maaaybe two snows (I dare not even call them storms) this winter. So odd. I'm not complaining mind you.

May the sun melt you into Springtime!

Doozie said...

YEAAAAAAA
Global warming! It's like sex with kobe bryant, you can kick and scream all you want but it's still going to happen

Avitable said...

Wow. I went swimming in my pool yesterday in 85 degree weather.

Mushy said...

Oh Mother Nature, it isn't nice to miss Mushy every year!

deborah said...

bummer, seriously! I was thinking of you when I saw Minesota getting a foot of that crap on the news. better you than me.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. The weather finally started warming up in CT last week. If it snowed again here like what you got, I'll slit my wrists.

Nancy

Maureen said...

Wow.... see??? Canada is NOT the only place it snows in April (or May, June...)

We had 66 here yesterday...warmer today. Dry roads, but ice still on the lakes. Wierd.

Hope it's melted already for ya.

Stacey said...

Wow, that sucks. It's finally starting to feel like spring out here. The daffodils are starting to bloom.

The Holmes said...

You should come to Texas in August and experience the complete opposite.