All was clear when I went to bed last night. Then sneaky spring storm Virgil came in - no noise, no wind, no rattling of the windows. Just dropping a whopping big smothering blanket of heavy snow (note the collapsed rhody leaning against the front arbor - that thing just has no spine whatsoever *sigh*).
Looks like almost 6" of dense snow. My little snowblower won't dent this stuff, so I've given a shout-out to friend Craig and his snow blade for help. We're expecting another 3-4" of snow today, too. Hope I don't have to go anywhere.... Even the birds shouldn't expect a seed reload any time soon. Sorry.
It was in the 70s & 80s during a freaky 2-week span of early summer.
Then freezing temps in April hit and lots of these beauties were set back or killed off outright.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:
Ohio weather - not for wimps!