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Friday, April 8, 2016

Another weekend of weather


April showers bring May flowers. April snow storms exceed the norms. 

It seems last weekend’s three inches, which melted over the course of the day, will be replaced this weekend by five inches, forecast to fall and accumulate Saturday.

Who cares, you ask. The chauffeur for tomorrow’s trip to Hiram College, for a financial aid forum cares, that’s who. I know the roads will be cleared at 8 am, when we leave, but accumulating and slushy. I really dislike that sloshing through slush.

Then, Hiram College is built on top of a hill. Literally, all on street parking faces uphill or downhill. Add to that, there is very little parking anywhere at the college, built on a huge Connecticut Western Reserve green, unspoiled by parking lots. The building we must report to is smack on top of a hill. 

Prior reconnaissance reveals exactly three on street handicap parking spaces adjacent to this building.

The plan is to arrive before the staff, for all practical purposes, and lay claim to a parking space. Theoretically all the parents attending are young and healthy and can leg it from wherever they park (in the surely very wet snow that will be falling. Tee-hee).


The narcissus after two snow storms. A little bedraggled. 


The jonquils are slightly more defeated, 


and the anemone stay closed all day, to come out and play when the sun shines. 

23 comments:

  1. As I'm reading your blog Bill is reading aloud the weather forecast here... possible snow showers tonight.... with highs in the 30's and 40's. I'm beginning to feel like your depressed flowers... drooping and hoping for sunshine. Be careful on those slushy road tomorrow... I know you will be.

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  2. Good luck with the weather tomorrow and enjoy the visit.

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  3. Good luck.
    I like your early arrival plan.

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  4. We have seen orange cones in parking places placed there after dusk.

    On April 5, 1973, in Ames Iowa, there was the most powerful blizzard in the whole winter season. Every thing closed down for at least 2 day. Snow melted off quickly. Jonquils bloomed, nine months went by and there was flurry of babies.

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  5. Best of luck tomorrow and uh oh, I think I've been pulling up anemones.

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  6. April snow stays around just long enough to be a pain.

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  7. I hope you're okay in the snow. I hate to brag--well, if I really hated it, then I wouldn't do it--but our weather has been ideal lately. It gets up to about eighty during the afternoon, and then drops to seventy during the evening. The great part is that it's not humid! I don't need the air conditioning. Penelope keeps me company in bed every night now. The dogs bring me such joy. I hope Hiram College is worth the visit.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. She's in, Janie. We're looking for the rest of the money.

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  8. Please be careful. I am a good driver but all the nuts seem to come out when the roads are bad. If I am not driving they might aim for you instead.

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  9. I feel terrible, we are having 80+ shorts and flip flop weather

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  10. Safe travels tomorrow! Figures the weather would do this when you have to be some place important.

    betty

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  11. What a lovely header you have at present. I have a friend near Chicago who describes horrible weather. I guess we are lucky here in the UK for a change. It's been OK. A little rainy but warm and we really feel summer might be round the corner now.

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  12. oh I don't envy you driving in the snow; I used to detest those who started up a hill and then decided to stop mid grade up nothing to do but take a run at it and scoot around them, hope all is well.

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  13. I don't drive in the snow anymore, kudos to you. We are expecting a coating, mostly on grassy areas, and I am miserable at the prospect. I do hope you get that parking place.

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  14. I hope you stop getting snow soon, aren't you supposed to be getting into spring now? The flowers seem to be coping well enough.

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  15. I'm confused: "built on a huge Connecticut Western Reserve green" -- Not in Ohio then?
    Good luck with the slush and hills. I hope the flowers come back afterwards.

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    1. Northeast Ohio for sure, Shawn. However, when land was being grabbed after the Revolutionary War, Connecticut extended its clam westward, half way into Ohio Territory, and the land companies who administered the acreage kept the layout as much like New England as possible.

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    2. Ah ha! I wasn't aware of that, Joanne. Grabby Connecticut! Thanks for the explanation.

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  16. Good luck on the drive and finding parking. I refuse to drive on wet roads anymore, I'm too timid.

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  17. yah, good luck on the parking. and bummer about the snow. it is April after all. this would be why I don't live up north.

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  18. Hari OM
    My word - 'tis unseasonal indeed! ... never mind, the excitement will spur things along!!! Good luck... YAM xx

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