Late April Snow!

April 23, 2012 snowfallWe’ve had snow in April before, but it is usually just a light dusting, and early in the month. What made it especially unusual this year was the warm weather preceding it, which had caused many plants to  leaf out and bloom early. This situation enabled us to take pictures of the snow with things like nearly ripe honeyberries, young peaches and blueberries, Autumn Olive in full bloom, and raspberry flower buds. How much would it damage our frost tender plants and young fruits?

Black Raspberry flower buds before blooming Chipping Sparrow nest with eggs in the snow. There are chicks in this nest now. Do you see the little peach with snow on it?Blueberry flowers and baby fruits Ripening honeyberries Autumn Olive in full bloom Buttercups in full bloom Cabbage in full bloom Pie cherry post bloom Kiwi vine in growth

Thankfully the temperature did not quite dip down to freezing, and even our hardy kiwi’s new growth was unharmed by the snow! There had been some freeze damage earlier in the year, but thankfully nothing additional due to the snow. In the afternoon the snow was gone, and the next day the hillside was sparkling with buttercups again and the bees were buzzing as if nothing had happened.

He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth:
His word runneth very swiftly.
He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes…
He sendeth out His word, and melteth them:
He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Psalm 147:16 and 18

5 Comments

  1. Christina J May 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Wow!! Is that good or not!!!??? You sure got some pretty nice pictures though! 😉

  2. Esther Staddon May 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    The weather last month was crazy! I’m glad we are back to a normal spring now. 🙂

  3. Donald May 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Yes those are certainly interesting pictures. Praise the Lord no harm was done.
    The verse from Psalms was fitting as well. God’s Word is likened to rain etc. in several references . . . May it go forth here in Korea with the same power and refreshment.

  4. Jenny Wilkes May 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Snow in April! Praise the Lord for His protection of your plants.
    Psalm 147:16 and 18 was a great choice of scripture for this post!
    I just love how the Word of God is full of such perfect analogies to every day life lessons.

  5. James May 15, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    That’s great news about the kiwi! Maybe I’ll be able to get to taste them this year. 🙂

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