The above photo was taken this past Saturday, April Fool's Day, when we ended up with about a foot of heavy wet snow.
I had seen a sign at a local diner as we drove by Wednesday night on our way to church:
WAS THAT YOU?
GUESS NOT ...
Very, very appropriate to the weather we've been having.
Last Friday and Saturday we had a large storm predicted. Although the snow didn't actually start falling until around noon, here is what our sky looked like Friday morning.
"Red sky at night, sailor's delight;
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning."
Did you know that this is mentioned in the Bible?
In Matthew 16:1-3, the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus, asking Him to show them a sign from heaven. Here is Jesus' reply:
"When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
"And in the morning, It will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"
In looking at "the face of the sky" we discerned on Friday morning that a storm was indeed coming. It did snow most of Friday afternoon, but by evening there was not a lot of accumulation. Overnight, however, was a different story, as you can see at the top of the post. It snowed heavily.
Saturday afternoon, my husband wanted to take 3 of the grandchildren for a snowshoe hike out to a remote pond. Wouldn't you like to go along? I had hoped to add in a little video here, but it is just too long and won't load. So we will settle for a few pictures.
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I had heard yesterday that we might be getting more snow today, so checked out the weather forecast. 5 to 8 inches of snow? Oh, I hope not!
Thankfully, that has now been updated to 1 to 3 inches, along with some rain, so -- while it's still not a wonderful outlook -- it's more hopeful than it was.
But it sure seems like Winter is determined to have the last word.