We woke up to a blanket of white this past Mother’s Day. While our average snow fall in Central New York is normally around 120″, it normally doesn’t snow after April. Well Sunday proved to be the exception to the rule. The last time that I remember a snowfall this late was 14 years ago. My grandson, who was then 4 at the time, had spent the night before Mother’s Day with us. He took one look at the snow through our sliding glass door and complained, “It’s not supposed to be snowing now!”
The snow this year was nasty because not only was it a heavy wet snow, but it was accompanied by a heavy, cold wind. Not pleasant! To top it off, Tom and I had been asked to display his nature pictures at Baltimore Woods, a not-for-profit organization “promoting environmental awareness, understanding, and responsible natural resource stewardship among all people, especially children.”
On the positive side we were able to set up the nature pictures in a barn (protecting us from the rain and snow but, as is the norm for a barn, it was cold and let every gust of wind that blew through it. I was tempted to do some jumping jacks – but figured the ‘show’ would turn everyone away. The snow is gone now – it’s still cold – but as we in this area know ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes – it’ll change!There is always time to quilt!