We had a cool, blustery day here. I had an appointment this morning with a pain counsellor to talk about my chronic headaches (she is so insightful and helpful) and then I met with my sister-in-law at a garden center to discuss low maintenance and hardy options for her new flower beds.
We need hardy species here because this can happen - we got wet, heavy snow this afternoon and evening!
Our stunning double-flowering plum (below) just broke bud this week and then today it was snowed upon! Poor little plum...
I love its little pink pom poms:
We also have a lovely ornamental crab apple tree that is trying to leaf out (in the background above). Not having much luck. This tree has a very popular bird feeder (which you can see if you look closely)!
Look at the wet snow laying on our neighbour's lawn and in the shade of our cotoneasters! Isn't that mad? But we desperately need the moisture - it was an unseasonably warm, dry winter here.
I went for a long walk this evening and came home soaked through. It is often so dry here that I long for rain days - I love everything about the rain but somehow snow seemed a little disheartening when the daffodils are barely up!
But, you know what they say about April showers....