And Fly Away

It’s snowing now. It snowed this morning. It’s going to snow tomorrow.

It’s April 21 — my father’s birthday and the Queen’s birthday — and Easter is over already. You might think it would be spring.

And it’s snowing.

Perhaps the snowbird name is misleading. Perhaps we haven’t been clear. If so, let me set the record straight now. We go away in the winter to avoid the snow. And the ice. And the cold. We came back early this year only because our government implored/ordered us to, not because we’d had a change of heart about the weather.

April is the cruelest month. How cruel is it? I am reduced to taking pictures of the snow. Of the ice.

It’s snowing now. It snowed this morning. It’s going to snow tomorrow.

2-photo collage of storm leftovers


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10 Responses to And Fly Away

  1. Tom Watson says:

    Then I saw her face…and I’m a believer.

    Maybe we can name it Shrek Day, Isabel.

  2. Tom Watson says:

    A religion? You serious?


    Oh you are. I just looked it up.

    Well, better out than in, I guess!

  3. My movie of reference for April this year is “Groundhog Day”. Wake up and everything repeats. (Well, actually it’s better now Calgary has had some sun and warm temps.)

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – Indeed, spring *is* better than winter. Our tulips came up and stopped: concerned, I expect, by the temps they were experiencing. But eventually it will warm up and they’ll flower and go to seed in a heartbeat.

  4. barbara says:

    Spring is in lock-down.

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