Significant April snowstorms usually are uncommon and always are inconvenient, not to mention boring after a snowy winter. It snowed virtually all day yesterday, when the following images were taken; it looks like we got about three to four inches.
It was a relief to see a calm early morning from the bedroom, albeit one with overcast that presages the snow forecast for later today.
IOur bog area was re-winterized, which likely will postpone the plans of salamanders and other amphibians who need to return there to breed some night soon when it warms up.
The snow-covered spruce and fir are picturesque, which can be distracting when trying to get some work done.
Fortunately, we’re not likely to get one of the surprise April super-snowstorms that have occurred in New England occasionally. The apparent record for one of those was set on April 1, 1807, when Gardner, Maine, got 20 inches of wet snow and Danville, Vermont, got a suffocating 60 inches. (Brooklin, Maine)