Today is April 23, 2013 and normally crocuses, hyacinths, and snow drops are blooming in my yard.
The weather should be sunny and slightly warm. The Christmas tree frozen in the lake should have sunk to the bottom a month ago, with the lucky winner paid for correctly predicting the date of its sinking. The lilacs should be leafing out, and I should be thinking about uncovering my roses and dragging out the hose to wash the deck and lawn furniture off. Swimming pools in the area are normally scheduled to be opening in a week.
But not this year! There are no flowers, no sun, no warm weather, no budding lilacs and that Christmas tree is still firmly frozen in that still frozen lake.
And it is snowing AGAIN. This is my yard.
And worst of all, I get this message from my exercise guru. “No spa tomorrow due to major snow issues!”
My friends have resorted to taking silly pictures and I’m waxing poetic.