Weather has been a lifelong passion for me; while my husband and 4 kids all in college and beyond, one now married, have patiently gone along with me!
By: PugetSoundPost , 3:21 AM GMT on April 23, 2012
April 26, 10:25 pm
Spring storms have set in now. The last two days have been rather rainy and cooler. Socked in skies and showers, hard rain at times. But some sunshine, as in this afternoon, which gave way to quite moody skies too. Pretty typical "spring storms" type sky. Last night let loose with a few thunder claps, but nothing too dramatic. Since yesterday we have received .81" rain.
April 24, 9:20 pm
Back to normal. Our nice burst of spring we had over the past few days has passed. Clouds and some misty drizzle at times was back, along with much cooler temperatures. After our 75 of yesterday, the jackets were back out today to deal with our mid 50's. More of a rain is expected by tomorrow.
Re-stocked our birds' pantries this afternoon, and put off a trip to the garden store for flowers. I am hoping to get our flowers potted and planted outside before too long. We have a lot of big events looming on our calendar in the next weeks and months, and I am hoping to get the yard work done soon so I can move on to all the other demands.
April 22, 8:15 PM
The house is quiet this lovely evening - everyone who is here is busy at their own computers, so I will join the crowd and do some updates on this blog. Besides, I have an hour or so to fill while waiting to go pick up my son and some friends at the airport as they return from Los Angeles and a conference. It is too bad they were not here yesterday or today! Wonderful weather has graced the Pacific Northwest.
The sun came out and the temperature rose! Yesterday was quite nice - reaching 76 degrees, and today topped it at 78! The warmest in forever, it seems. People love it, we love it, and life just changes all around when this happens for the first time of the season. Shorts come out, yard work gets done, and windows are flung open. Just nice. Blossoms are on the cherry trees, tulips are blooming, our camelia is in full bloom, the rhodies are in the midst of their staggered starts through spring, and it is certainly spring now!
To keep up with everyone in their enthusiasm, I went out today and did my first yard work of the year. Took on a big project to clean out dead and fallen leaves scrunched under bushes with winter's winds, and pull weeds. It was good to get out and do something like that, but it felt too hot while working! Other neighbors were out and we all said the same thing. Can't win. We wait and wait for some really nice weather, then right away it is too hot. Well, we will get used to it and manage; if this would keep up! Tomorrow should be nice too, but then rain creeps back onto the scene by the middle of the week. That will be good for my daughter's garden that she started a week ago. Phase 1 of the garden anyway. First sprouts of radish are up today and it looks like lettuce and carrots may be starting to poke through too.
Since we are nicely in the middle of spring now, I thought I would add a little spring color to this blog and post an old photo of ours, taken two springs ago, of the wonderful tulip fields of Skagit County, north of us an hour or so.
Sunrise: 6:05 AM --- Sunset: 8:09 PM (PDT)
(gaining 3 minutes, 12 seconds tomorrow)
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