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Winter of 2011-2012: Last Snow Day?

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
– Lyricist Sammy Cahn, composer Jule Styne – 1945

Calendar – May 4, 2012 – The Car Guy mowed the lawn for the first time this year.
Calendar – May 5, 2012 – 4 inches of snow.

Also on May 5, the Hibiscus bloomed. It is an indoor plant with brilliant red flowers.

Green grass, Red flower, White snow – felt very Christmasy!

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Photos and Stories with a Canadian perspective. My four blogs showcase my main interests: Birds and Bugs; Plants and Places; Digital Photo Filters; Quotes and Quips.


    • We’ve had a fairly mild winter this year too. Last winter was brutal, so we are certainly not going to complain about a few inches of snow in May this year!
      Header photos are a great way to change up a blog, aren’t they!


    • Typical May, yes, though we often get a dump of a foot or so of snow after the leaves come out on the trees. The leaves are just coming out now, so I won’t be surprised if the big spring snow is yet to come!


  1. Four inches of snow in May? The snow picture is like a post card, the Hibiscus is too beautiful!


    • Four inches – just a dusting in this part of the world!
      Yes, the hibiscus flower is beautiful and quite amazing on a plant that is just a scruffy old thing that I rescued from the kids apartment when they were in University. The plant was scruffy then, and it is scruffy now, and it only ever puts out one or two blooms at a time.


      • That must be a testament to your nurturing abilities. Just one or two blooms a year must make the experience of seeing one kind of special.


        • Before I went overseas, I had over 50 house plants. I left them all with my daughter (along with the house) to look after. When I got home, there were only 4 house plants left. One of them was the hibiscus, so I think it is less my nurturing abilities, and more the tenacity of the plant.


  2. Snow? Wow…don’t send it my way, that’s all I ask! The good thing about snow this time of the years that is disappears as quickly as it arrived…usually. 🙂 love the pics.


    • Yes, it does disappear in a hurry and doesn’t do much damage unless the temperature dips below freezing for too long.


  3. Hi,
    What a lovely combination, and green grass as well, at least it is starting to warm up a little bit for everyone. Very nice photos. 🙂


  4. Oh, your contrasts are beautiful! Especially the deep deep red of the hibiscus… Great photos! Thanks for sharing.


  5. I typed a comment last week, but wasn’t signed into my tablet,so I lost the comment. I’m glad the hibiscus/snow photo is still here. I needed to come back and admire it some more. Such beauty of extremes.


    • Come back any time.
      That was exactly what I thought when I posted the photos – the extreme difference between the outside weather and the inside flower. The Hibiscus flower was even ‘looking’ outside, as much to say “What the hell is happening out there! I thought it was finally spring!”


  6. Ah! Nothing like the smell of freshly mown… uh… snow… : (

    Gorgeous photo, even tho we can’t see the Car Guy’s handiwork!


    • Yes, please, keep your fingers crossed for my part of the world too. The temp is barely above freezing this morning.


    • I had read the UK was having some rather cool weather. We haven’t had much warm weather here either.


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