Good morning and Happy Sunday to everyone! It is the first day of a new week and the first day of the last week of April. At least over here in North America. I discovered that over in Europe, and perhaps other places too, Sunday is actually the last day of the week and Monday being the first day of the week. So now my readers over there will understand why I mention Sunday as the first day of the week, which I have done at other times too.
I just figured that everywhere was the same that way, so it is something good to know. Well, it is not exactly sunny today, though as I have mentioned before, the sun always shines no matter how thick the clouds, no matter how much rain or snow comes, the sun still shines. And it will soon become visible again as well. That is the same with troubles and problems that come into our lives, those are the thick clouds.
We just need to remember that the sun still shines and will soon come out again with its bright, encouraging rays of warmth. We have had a lot of rain over the past 24 hours and it is still raining now. The temp is presently 37F (3C), but the wind has switched to the north and is bringing colder air down from the Arctic again, so our temp will be dropping below freezing by this afternoon and down to just 16F (-9C) by tonight. And with it more snow, about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10cm) of snow.
Plus after all this rain there will be ice everywhere! That will make walking around rather treacherous, especially for people like me. Oh well, good weather to stay inside and drink coffee, lots of coffee. And eat my coffee flavored cupcakes, made with real coffee. So, so good. More redpolls have joined our little group of birds, so there is now well over 100 of them. Junco numbers have been reduced to around 100 as they are likely spreading out to other areas during this rain.
The rain has really melted the snow a lot, though there is still a foot (30cm) or more in places, of snow on the ground still. So that soft snow will freeze solid to be just ice since tomorrow’s daytime high will only be 21F (-6C). That is a very cold temp, even for us, for this time of year. Well, I do have some nice sunny flower photos to share for today anyway and soon the sun will be visible again. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)
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