Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Travels: Snow in April?!

Normally, Dan and I wouldn't be in northern Michigan at this time of year. During the month of April, we're usually in the Big Easy, roaming through the French Quarter, noshing on raw oysters and muffulettas and shrimp po-boys, and listening to live music at annual events like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But, alas, we decided, for a variety of reasons, to head up north a little earlier than usual. And, wouldn't you know that, while the weather is perfect in New Orleans, it's a bit chilly in northern Michigan, so chilly in fact that it actually snowed this past weekend?!

I woke up on Saturday morning to the sight of snow on the rooftops...







...and snow on the steps...











...and snow on the ever-present Christmas tree in the yard! While I was tickled to death, running around the yard, taking photographs, Dan was inside, fuming. As he said, instead of snowflakes falling to the ground, he wished “they were little bits of 80-degree sunshine.” Well, honey, it'll be summer soon enough. In the meantime, I aim to enjoy the cool weather while it lasts.

10 comments:

L'Aussie said...

Oh, ho, ho, what I wouldn't give to see a bit of snow!

Laura Martone said...

Oh, believe me, L'Aussie, I enjoyed my day with the white stuff, even when it was flying right into my face on my daily walk in the woods!

R.R.Jones said...

Oh man, I hate snow. We had snow over here from October through till the middle of March and it wants to do it again!!
Snow is definitely a trial of the Gods and no mistake.

Christine H said...

This year was the first time in a long time that we didn't have snow in Cleveland for Easter. It was actually hot! My son thinks that the only way to hunt for Easter eggs is in the snow. Which is actually really fun, because you have to dig to find them.

Becky said...

I love snow! Thanks for the pictures!

L. T. Host said...

Yeah, we don't get snow here but we have been getting an unseasonable amount of rain!

I feel like I haven't seen you in forever!

Marguerite said...

Bah humbug, snow in April!! You could always hop on a plane and head on down to Jazz Fest! Perfect weather here! :)

Laura Martone said...

R.R. - Ew, yuck! Snow for six months?! I'm not sure I could bear it. Let's hope summer comes your way soon.

Christine - I've never had the pleasure of unearthing Easter eggs in the snow - sounds fun!

Becky - You're so welcome!

L.T. - Oh, I love the rain. But that's another thing that sends my hubby into a funk. And I know what you mean... I feel like I haven't seen all my online buds in forever. I can't wait to wrap up my Keys travel guide next week - then I'll finally be able to rejoin the blogosphere. Yahoo!

Marguerite - Bah humbug, indeed! I would so love to go to Jazz Fest. Nerts! Hope you have a groovy time if you go.

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Welcome back to spring in the 'Great White North' Laura! In the last week we've had snow, rain, -8C frosty mornings and 27 degree afternoons... The amazing thing is - it surprises me every year :)

Hope all is well with you and Dan.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Deb! And, yes, crazy as it sounds, it still amazes me, too. ;-)