My family and I just got back from a short holiday through Montana during the Easter break. It was beginning to be pretty spring-y when we left - the runoff was mostly done, the snow was mostly gone, and I was anticipating green grass because certainly the weeds were greening up nicely! I've always known Saskatchewan weather to be tempermental but I wasn't really aware that it was that way elsewhere as well. As we drove south, we rode through areas that were barely even showing spring - there was a LOT of snow left in the fields, in fact, it was still winter there but, of course, I was expecting that since I knew that parts of the south had TONS of snow. What I was NOT expecting was driving through every season on our way through Montana. We had hot days of 20 degree weather, we drove through thunderstorms complete with lightning, snow falls that were something from a Christmas card, and saw green grass and greening trees 20 minutes from a winter wonderland. It was glorious! The Easter break was exactly what we needed to recoop after another long winter. And, to make matters even better, when we did arrive back home, our grass was, indeed, quite green!
With the wind blowing as hard as it can since we've been back, the sun shining off and on, and the rain sprinkling the ground just enough to emit that wonderful scent only found here in the 'great Southwest', it is truly spring!
Happy, happy springtime everyone!