Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Fool's...A Day Late

In early December I said I did something I had never done before.  I even blogged about it.  Well, today I did something similar that I had never done before.  It all had to do with the lawn.  I actually mowed our grass in December.  We had a very mild Fall and it needed one last trim.  Today I mowed for the first time this season.  We've had a very mild end of Winter and early Spring.  The grass needed a trim.  What's so weird about that?  Well, as soon as I hopped on the mower, the first snow flakes began to smack me in the head!  It was a lovely sunny morning...just a bit chilly.  It got cloudier as the afternoon came on and because we're having the kiddos over tomorrow for a late Easter gathering, I wanted to make sure they would be able to see the eggs we hide without tall grass everywhere.  So, despite the snow flakes I mowed.
I took this shot as the weather was changing.  After a bit the sun did come back out.  Then it got cloudy again and snow came on harder.
And a bit more windy.
See the flakes?  It was the first time I watched snow fall and smelled freshly mowed grass at the same time.  The weather got weirder all day long..sun, clouds, rain, snow, and even thunder.  Jack had a Church meeting tonight and when he came home he asked if I had looked outside at all. 
That's not a new carpet on the deck...snow.
No grilling tonight!  It's like a mini blizzard with high winds and snow blowing all around.  The temps are in the 20's.  I would say Mother Nature gave us an April Fool's Day joke a day late.  I'm not laughing...

12 comments:

gin said...

I find that funny! Snow and mowing grass just doesn't go together. And then the blanket of snow on the deck. Were you cold or warm mowing the grass?

shortybear said...

mowing the yard in the snow, lol

Julia said...

It was worth blogging about it. I never mowed the lawn on the same day it snowed but I weeded last fall and it was snowing. lol
We just don't know when to quit. haha.
Have a great sunday. You earned it.
Hugs,
JB

Rick Watson said...

Now I thought the weather was weird here but yours takes the cake.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear YaYa!

Mother Nature really did pull an April Fool prank on you guys. I can understand how confusing it would be to smell freshly cut grass and flowers and see heavy snow falling at the same time. I read this morning that the Sasquatch came out of his den, saw his shadow, and predicted six more weeks of fickle weather for Ohio, Ashland. :) It was equally nasty down here yesterday. We needed to take a long drive and we hit bands of torrential rain the whole way from point A to B. It was slow and stressful. This morning the wind is still howling but at least the sun is out, and we are expecting another refreshing cool down. Thanks for sending that cold front our way!

Have a wonderful week, dear friend YaYa!

Deb Shucka said...

Well at least you have a mowed lawn under the snow! What a great story. I guess I won't complain so much about all the rain and cold we've had this spring.

selvageedge said...

This has been the craziest weather year. We too did the mowing and snowing thing. :)

rosaria williams said...

Goodness, you do care for your lawn, regardless of the weather! I sometimes have to threaten my husband with a call to the neighbor who does lawns before he acknowledges that our place needs a trim. You were definitely fooled.

betty said...

April snows are great though; they don't hang around long and melt usually quickly. The fun thing is you will have a story to share now in the years ahead of this crazy weather year with mowing the grass in December and snow on April Fool's.

betty

Laurie said...

Gracious....that's a naughty April Fool's joke.

Kay G. said...

When I saw the snow on the news, I figured it would be at Whispering Pines! Come to Georgia, honey, it's warm and sunny! (It was today anyway...LOL.) xx

Susan Anderson said...

Since I'm reading your posts backwards, I know it cleared up for Easter.
I'm glad!

=)