|Skim ice patterns|
What happened in the last 24 hours? Let’s see..the temperature dropped nearly 40 degrees in about 12 hours, and torrential rain turned to driving snow, though it didn’t accumulate. Worst of all, I was forced to turn my heat back on.
This morning the temperature was 24 at the cabin, a number the little dog-toothed violets did not like at all. Those flower stems were closed up tighter than tight this morning. I don’t know if warmer weather will revive them or not, so I will have to wait and see. Tonight’s temperature will also drop below freezing again, if not quite so far or so precipitously.
None of us should be surprised. It’s been the kind of year where atypical weather is normal. And it’s only April.