We've been wishing for moisture to deter wildfires and help our flowers bloom. Our fog turned into a heavy snowstorm yesterday. Shyla looked a little less than happy with it!
Soon, however, she remembered her love of snow. She ran.
I was slow to get happy about it too. After all, just two days ago, I wore shorts, and we enjoyed the sights and scents of our very early blooming wildflowers.
This was the new bloomer for the week - a Sand Lily.
This was one that started blooming a while ago but the blooms are going wild now.
These are Pasqueflowers at the start of the storm. I liked the water droplets on them, and the fact that Shyla was watching over me so closely that her paw was just behind the flowers!
I sure hope that this storm helps our forest and flowers. It turned out to be pretty unpleasant for anyone who spent time outdoors. Although it was snow, it was a very wet snow that left Shyla and me soaked. Shyla's look in this photo says it all. We headed home just after I took this photo because we were both drenched and freezing.
Even though I toweled Shyla, she was still damp many hours later. Yes, it was a very wet and cold spring snowstorm. It also took down trees and power lines which was an inconvenience.
Interestingly, as I went through my photos for May of the past several years, it almost always snows within the first few days of May. That's worth remembering, and perhaps avoiding by going out of town!