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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winter Begone!

This winter was rough. 

(Why am I talking about winter in May, you ask? Because I still have snow in my yard and it snowed again two days ago.)

Begone winter!

The monkey in the back yard a couple weeks ago.
Anchorage did break the seasonal snow record this year with 133.6 inches of snow. (I almost wrote feet--sometimes it felt like that!) We also had a month of sub-zero temperatures and five nasty windstorms (clocked 120 miles an hour at my house--felt like I was in a war zone).

However, despite the residual snow flurries, spring is springing. A frost late week munched most of my daffodils, but look what opened today in all its sunny glory. 

You have no idea how happy this makes me.

And for the first time ever, I'm really starting a new WIP during spring. It's making me feel all excited and hopeful. 

May spring put a little extra bounce in your writing too!


Carole Anne Carr said...

We could certainly do with extra bounce, Stephanie! I'm speaker at a W.I. on Wednesday night and forecast is more rain. Hate scurrying between car and village hall loaded with equipment!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a lot of snow! We had a lighter snowfall than normal this year - but it all came later in the season. My crocuses and early tulips got snapped by frost too - I hate that!

Have fun with your shiny new project!!

Julie Dao said...

Happy spring, Stephanie! Sorry you had such a rough winter :( This year we were spared in the Northeast, but it's nice because in 2011 we were dumped on every single week with a new snowstorm. I think I dug out my car four times because it was completely covered in snow higher than my head. Enjoy the sunshine and the new WIP!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Daffodils are my favorite flower. They are such happy, happy things. :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Wow, it's hard to imagine snow on the ground in May here in Atlanta. It was almost 90 degrees this weekend!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Carol--I'm sending you wishes for a no-rain night. We had hail here tonight, but it was followed by some glorious sunshine. Go figure!

Jemi--I like to think I can go a spring without losing any flowers to frost, but I have yet to manage it. *sigh*

Julie--I'm glad someone had a nice winter. It's my turn next year!

Shannon--I love daffodils too, although I do adore my tulips. I have almost 100 of them!

Vicky--Want to trade? :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I love how energetic I feel with a new WIP.

I adore daffodils and that first pic is precious.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

We had snow last week. A lot of snow. Fortunately it quickly melted, and now our flowers are coming out to play. :D

Have fun with the "birth" of the new WIP.

Miranda Hardy said...

The winters are too much for me. I'm a sunshine girl. Spring is beautiful, with the tulips and daffodils. Enjoy!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

It's finally starting to look and feel like spring around here too (Chicago) and I'm SO HAPPY. Winter just makes me tired and annoyed LOL:)

Vicki Tremper said...

I love when spring really springs. In Upstate NY we normally get at least a couple of feet of snow, but this year we barely had a foot total. It didn't really feel like winter, but it didn't feel like anything else either. Here's to us all getting some warmth!