Catalyst has been posting about Spring in Arizona the past few days.
Although we still have some snow on the ground here, I was getting into it. This past Sunday we moved forward an hour and it's light until almost dinner time now; on Tuesday it was 70 degrees and we sat on the porch and sipped cold lemonade. The birds out at the feeder are getting into that "Spring Fling" frenzy.
Everything was going fine. I was ready for Spring!
And now, tonight, we are having one last blizzard.
It's been snowing since noontime, temps are in the 20s, and we are expecting about a foot and a half of snow, sleet and freezing rain before it all ends, sometime tomorrow afternoon.
I'm sorry, but - WTF???
Where did my Global Warming go????
This was not in the game plan on Tuesday.
Ike (my wife's horse) is quartered at a farm only about a mile and a half away, but we both drove over this evening to water and blanket him, because Amy was worried about getting the car in and out of the drive, and she was right. It's a long, dirt drive, and it has become very muddy and rutted with all the warm weather, and now that has all frozen at the surface, but with mud underneath and about 6 inches of snow and ice on top.
For a few minutes on the way out I thought we'd be walking home.
It's not like we have much to complain about, really- we both work here at home so we were not among the thousands of commuters who got stuck on the clogged roads this evening, and we have nowehere to go this weekend, except a St. Patrick's evening dinner tomorrow night at a friend's house, so it's not like I'm being incredibly inconvenienced.
Where the Hell did Spring Go????
Here's a picture of Ike, in better weather. Isn't he cute?