Will April snow bring May flowers?

IMG_0538I gave a speech in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday. The speech went great, but the drive was challenging. On the way down (a trip I started at 6:00 A.M. after coming home late from the preschool gala the night before) I encountered driving rain during the last 30 minutes or so that reduced visibility to just about nothing. And it was approximately 34 degrees, a lovely slippery temperature.

I thought that was bad, but then the drive north afterwards managed to be worse. Around Delaware, the rain turned into an honest-to-goodness blizzard. It was a pretty white-knuckled ride for the last 45 minutes or so.

IMG_0540The snow was beautiful on the flowers, though. I snapped this photo of the yard, which has a bit of an ethereal quality with the just-green trees. I also liked this image of the snow on a tulip. The freeze was deep enough that I had to scrape ice off the minivan on Sunday morning in order to get to church (and one door would not open until after the service!) but it all melted by mid-afternoon. Jane and I got in 8 miles along the river. I hope spring is here for good soon.

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