Hello everyone! We have now had a full week of spring and we're on to week two. You wouldn't know it was spring to look outside this Tuesday morning. Yikes! It poured rain last night and we thought we'd wake up to no snow but we woke up to fresh snow instead. And it's windy and snowing this morning. Brr.
Sunday March 20, the first day of spring, was sunny and clear. I took these photos on the way to church at about 4:00. With daylight saving time it was so nice and bright out.
Along the St. John River. You can see ice pans in the river here but it was pretty well ice free. There were hundreds of Canada geese along the river.
Can you see the geese?
A week ago (Monday) we had a snowstorm that dropped 21cm. of snow on us. It was pretty but it is spring now and we really don't want any snow (or freezing rain and ice pellets) anymore. We want sunshine and some warm southwesterly breezes. They will come in due time I guess and we'll have to put up with this unseasonable weather a bit longer.
The bird feeders have been quite busy with lots of visitors. Above is a purple finch and some goldfinches.
You can see how hard it was snowing. Mr. Crow loves to clean up the seeds on the ground under the feeder.
Wednesday afternoon I went for a short walk and found the drainage ditch open. It was a gorgeous day with temperatures above freezing and my friends and I went to a sugarbush pancake house for brunch. I'll be sharing photos from that trip later in the week.
Sunrise on Thursday, March 24, before the ice storm.
I already shared about our ice storm that we got on Good Friday. It did melt off the trees on Saturday and we had two beautiful weekend days with sun and mild temperatures (4C). The sun sure feels good and makes it seem warmer than it really is.
The moon setting on Saturday morning. You can almost see the ice coating the field and trees.
Our Hemlock tree with ice.
Easter Sunday morning's sunrise was obscured by fog which lifted later in the morning and was a beautiful sunny day.
We had our Easter dinner on Monday at suppertime. Mark and Jenn came up and we even had an egg hunt. So much fun!
Here they are trying for the same egg.
There you have it. Two weeks worth of pictures in one post.
We had a very nice Easter weekend with our church services and music, which were all so amazing. It was tiring though so Monday was a rest day.....well, I spent the day doing laundry, cleaning and getting our dinner ready and Murray puttered outside.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I'm sure some of you had sunshine, warmth and trees blooming. I might be a bit jealous but I know it will come here in another month.....or so.
I'll be back with my visit to the sugar bush soon.
Have a wonderful week my friends.