Thursday, April 8, 2010

I bet tonight's ballgame gets cancelled...

it's hard to see the baseline under four inches of fluff.


Yesterday I wore flip flops in defiance of a rainy, blustery day. The winter gear was washed, sorted and packed away. We had a mad scramble to find mittens and winter jackets and boots this morning.


The landscaper called at 7:00 to reschedule my mulch delivery. I rearranged my plans to divide daisies and hostas.


Midwesterners have good reason for their reputation as stoic, undemonstrative people. We're weather-beaten, accustomed to expecting the worst, prepared for every instance (except for earthquakes, we don't get many of those). I'm going out on a limb here and speculating that this might also help explain alcohol consumption in Wisconsin.


A favorite song by fellow Badgers Lou and Peter Berryman sums it up so well:
All keeps well at thirty degrees
Snow and beer and cheese.

All of these photos were taken before 7:00 outside of Green Girl's house today, April 8, 2010.

29 comments:

  1. Yikes! We just had WI relatives visit us this week where it was 80 degrees.

    I'm sure they are not enjoying the return of winter this morning.

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  2. I am still wearing sandals in today's snow. And I refused to find the freshly cleaned winter stuff out..Wear a sweatshirt and fleece- All snow will be melted by noon anyway. And yes, we Wisconsinites need beer to keep us happy when things like this happen

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  3. I'm sorry -- in the Cities, we had a bit of chilly weather and some rain, but no snow...

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  4. I would be sitting at the window and weeping.

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  5. Um - no snow here. Just snowed under with pollen.

    So sad for you. But I'll bet your summers aren't so miserable.....

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  6. You've got to be kidding me! Here we just got a bit of sleet and its stinkin' cold :) I have friends who started planting their gardens when we had that bit of warm weather---i told them they'd regret it!
    The reason you drink so much beer in WI is that there are sooo many awesome kinds to choose from! Love the quote! I hope the weather clears by Saturday.. we've got plans to meet friends at The Old Fashioned and maybe some early Dane County farmer's market!

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  7. UGH. It's this time of year when you start to wonder if winter will EVER end. We actually had a freak 85 degree day yesterday in New England, but, really, there is always the chance of snow before June ;)

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  8. Melt that cheese and add some chips. You could make nachos.

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  9. Oh no. This is new snow? Ugh. I see there are snow flurries on the forecast today in Chicagoland and I am so bummed! We usually do get one last snow in April, but I was hoping this year would be different!

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  10. I'm currently sitting a block from the Capitol. The grass is green, the wind from the lake is BRUTAL! Our heater went missing, so here I sit in my cart, my toes freezing in my Crocs. Last week Thursday, I was roasting! I just love this time of year.

    Oh, and I LOVE the Berrymans!!! May have to listen to some tonight! Perhaps with a beer and some cheese curds! LOL

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  11. oh nooo! ...patience, mi hermana. patience...

    I hope it melts fast. Like, tomorrow.

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  12. What you said about the alcoholic consumption of nothern midwesterners made me laugh out loud. Halloween in Indiana, where I grew up, was an entirely different affair than down here. In the southern states, I never know if it's shorts or sweaters below the kids' costumes until the actual moment they get dressed. Up there, it's just a matter of how many drinks my dad was offered (didn't know this until I was well into my thirties) before we got home both numbed but...happy.

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  13. Since it's nearly 90 outside, I was thinking about finally washing and putting away our winter coats. Maybe I'll wait for another couple of weeks.

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  14. Whoa. We've had the air conditioning on--the other day it was 88 degrees. I'm never ready for the heat. I wish we could stay at a nice happy medium. Wanna meet me there?

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  15. ooops, that is snow. I'd forgotten about it. xoxo
    SC

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  16. What a difference from a week ago. We were scrambling to find gloves, hats, boots and snowpants this morning too. Then it all came home soaking wet.

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  17. Oh you really got it! I'm so sorry. We had rain with a little snow mixed in....but tomorrow it's going to be 60.

    Tell me again why we live in the midwest????

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  18. Oh my gosh! What IS that white stuff all over the place?

    Hang in there. This too shall pass.

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  19. I heard that the T-Rats home opener has been postponed to a double header Friday night. Temps will be in the 50s. Much better! I wonder if Jeff Suppan can last two 7-inning games? never mind.

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  20. Hang in there, friend. Spring - real spring, after this final wintery insult - is around the corner!

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  21. That sucks! I was just expressing gratitude for our "cold front" as it would get the temps out of the 90's (in April!!!) and back to seasonal upper 70's.

    I'm so sorry there's more snow. I don't know if I could have dealt.

    -Abby

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  22. Uh...yep, I'd have to say the game is definately cancelled!

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  23. And just when you changed the boot picture!

    They predicted snow in Chicago, but luckily, it was just cold rain.

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  24. OMG that looks like a photo from February or December not April :(

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  25. Okay... I've seen enough! I'll stop complaining about our rain and 60 temps.
    This snow could almost be convincing enough to cancel your pedicure appt.
    Hang in there!! There's sure to be a thaw!!

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  26. We get that shit here too. It's why I FORCE myself to WAIT before planting in April.

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  27. I heard we received an inch or four up here, too. Unfortunately I missed it. I was in warm and sunny San Diego for the week. And it had all melted away before I returned. Bummer...

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