Dissonant spring

an image of a snowy tree branch (left) and blooming flowers (right)

With any luck, I’ve captured the official last snowfall of the year. On the left are images from my morning walk on Tuesday, while on the right are scenes from my morning walk on Friday. It’s been an odd week to say the least. We did our fair share of groaning at last week’s snow (and sleet, and hail), but I didn’t so much mind the Monday night snow that I woke up to on Tuesday morning. Even an April snow shower is easy to stomach under sunny blue skies. As I write this, I have the windows open and listen to the chirping of birds. The city has come alive. Our hibernation is over and we are collectively and enthusiastically seizing the day. A morning ride revealed as much–the trails are crowded with people on bike and on foot. What remains of the snow are only parking lot mini mountains. And that’s all I’ll say for now. It’s not a day to be sitting inside.

bike in the Minnesota springtime snow (left) and bike in spring sunshine (right)

bushes in springtime snow (left) and bushes in spring sunshine (right)

steps in snow and sun

sidewalks in snow and sunshine in Minneapolis



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2 comments on “Dissonant spring”

  1. Linda 27 April, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    One of my comments to self this week in Michigan was: it smells like spring, it sounds like spring; but it doesn’t yet look like spring. Congratulations on all the spring like finds on your Friday.

  2. Amy 1 May, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Geez, Martha, I’d say only in Michigan but apparently Minnesota is also a victim of unpredictable 50 degree temperature swings and moody springs. Good to know you two haven’t really left home.