Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Middle of May Deep Freeze

May 13th snow

May 14th Freeze
Well there is a fire in the fireplace this morning, since temperatures dipped to 21 here last night making it a record cold night for May. Yesterday the poor hummingbirds were flying around in the snow trying eating from the feeders; today they are stuck waiting for the feeders to melt before their sweet liquid will come out. It is a very cold start for the few birds who are here. I felt sorry for them watching them search the feeders for something liquid only to find their treat had gone solid overnight.
It is supposed to get up into the low 60's today, but it has a long way to go. I am afraid the apple trees will once again suffer the fate they did last year and we will have few apples to show for the blossoms which are now out and very frozen. Of course it is supposed to be back into the 70's by the weekend, but it will be little condolences for the apple blossoms by then. Once again the weather trumps us all. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

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