Thursday, 1 May 2008

Freak BLIZZARD last day of April

I'm sorry I didn't have my camera yesterday .. the last day of April and it was the craziest weather day since last June and the hail storm we had then.
The day started out like a nice sunny Spring day .. I went garden center hopping (naughty .. I know ) .. some dark clouds started to roll in .. that was fine .. we can use the rain even with all of the snow this past winter we can still use more water in the garden .. no problem.
Then .. while in the Wal-Mart garden center (yes ... Wal-mart of all places ) .. the wind howled and snow flew like crazy ... here I am clutching two Tuscan lavenders (in nice peat pots that break down .. I wish all plants came this way) .. an bang WINTER for 20 minutes.
So .. with my ESSENTIALS, being .. ( plants, CHOCOLATE (for Gail to read) .. and make-up .. typical woman in need of multi-"fixing" ? ...
Only Canadians take it so lightly ... slugging it to the car in a blizzard .. holding fast to my poor plants, clutching chocolate and makeup .. turning on the car heater, watching the storm and eating chocolate talking to my plants and myself .. saying "did I really need this make-up ? .. no question about the chocolate of course !!!
Yes ... another hallmark in my garden adventures during mid life crises ?


Crafty Gardener said...

I couldn't believe the weather yesterday, all of a sudden the kids at school were yelling "It's snowing!!!" Well, you can bet the staff weren't excited. What a wet and dreary way to end April. I sure hope May improves. At least you got your plants and chocolate and make up to console you.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Crafty .. wasn't that the craziest thing ? .. I see we have cooler temps and rain for most of the week, so right now it doesn't look that great .. and here are my plants on the deck waiting to be tucked in bed ? LOL

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Ugh - what a nightmare. It sounds worse than our 2 freeze nights in a row.

GardenJoy4Me said...

I think I could take this better as it was only less than an hour ? .. two freeze nights would have cost me that Henrii clematis I had to go and plant right away ! but it is time for the weather to settle down right ? LOL

Cinj said...

How much snow did you get? UGH. No thanks! I just got rid of all my snow. At least it was only 20 minutes though. I guess I'd rather have that than 4 days of freezing weather.

We're having a thunder storm here so I'm running on battery power right now. I don't want my computer to get fried!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cinj .. it was quick but dramatic for sure .. we get on the spot intense weather changes much more often now .. thunder storms are supposed to pass our way today/evening I think .. but I also think we are passed the freezing temps now .. I have a ton of work to do setting up my pots with seeds and what nots.
Hope your weather clears up too !