Saturday, May 22, 2010

Winter's Last (hopefully) Kick

This is what things looked like yesterday afternoon after about 3 inches of rain. This is the Bag Lady's garden:

Here's the rain gauge (it may be hard to see the little red marker that floats on top of the water in the gauge)

This is the bottom of the Bag Lady's lawn (the little streaks in the picture are the snow that started to fall):



This was approximately half an hour later:

And this was later still:



The snow was very wet and heavy:
This is what it looked like this morning:


The rain gauge this morning:



The Rancher went out this morning and measured the snow on the back of the Bag Lady's truck... almost 6 inches.
And the forecast is for more rain/snow to fall later today!
It has affected the power - the Rancher's sister lives about an hour north and her electricity went off yesterday afternoon around 4 pm, and still isn't restored.
It was very dry here and the moisture was badly needed, but sheesh, it didn't have to come all at once!

This is a long weekend in Canada, and traditionally the first weekend to go camping.... the Bag Lady is just as happy to hunker down at home, thankyouverymuch.

24 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Yikes. Just yikes. I'm glad for the moisture, but yikes.

CherylK said...

Holy Toledo! (or should I say Holy Cow??---get it? It's my homage to your blog photo) If it starts snowing here I'm moving...seriously...I'll go live with POD. You can probably come, too.

the Bag Lady said...

Yikes is one way to put it, cousin! :)

Cheryl - I wonder how POD would feel about having us invade her space? I seem to recall one of her blog posts complaining about having company.....
Maybe she'd let us camp in her yard, though!

POD said...

I have been laughing my ass off at some of your comments lately on my blog. Wanted to make sure you know that.
And I wish you the best warmth this weekend. We have a spot of sunshine here though lots of those big puffy white clouds that blow by fast in the wind. You can hear the wind in the branches of the trees. The sound is really great. I may have folks coming to look at the rental - would love to get it rented. But there are many properties for rent. I saw this morning on a street corner a woman that looked like you and I holding a sign saying she was homeless and needed money. With a bath, she could be a corporate exec.

Stay warm and dry. I'll stay HIGH and dry. (kidding about the HIGH).
I would love you to invade my space. Or camp in the yard. Whatever you want to do is fine by me.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, POD. If this snow keeps up too much longer, I'm bringing my tomato plants to your house.

CherylK said...

See? I knew she wouldn't mind.

the Bag Lady said...

Hehehehe - I was just trying to get a rise out of her!

bunnygirl said...

I'm sweating in 90 F weather down here and wearing summer tops and sundresses. You snow pics leave me speechless.

the Bag Lady said...

BG - it was gorgeous here last week.... I'm not sure what the high temps. were, but approaching 80F!! That's how crazy the weather can be in Alberta.
(We'll be back to summer clothes in a couple days, according to the forecast.)

Gail said...

WOW, we shall be in the ninties today.

Judy said...

I feel your pain. I am working in Yellowstone Park maybe until the end of June. I woke up to snow this morning. It was brutal. It is now 4 p.m. and you look out the window and you would never know it had snowed. I have to get back to Ohio to see summer before it ends.

messymimi said...

Your pictures are beautiful, and made me feel a bit cooler just looking at them.

Meanwhile, our A/C is out, and the temps are around 35C/92F.

I don't blame you for passing on the camping, though.

solarity said...

Indoor camping--my favorite kind.

You certainly got all your moisture in one delivery. I hope it soaks in well.

This morning my rain gauge had another eight-tenths of an inch over night; it seemed like a lot until I saw your pictures.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Gail - hope you enjoyed your heat! :)

Judy - ours still has not melted off the lawn although the garden is black again.

Messymimi - oh dear - that's too hot! If we combined our weather, it might be just about right!

Mary Anne in Kentucky - I'm actually a big fan of indoor camping, too. The snow on top of the rain gauge melted and the gauge is now reading 4 inches. With a little warmth now, everything should grow well!

Hilary said...

Well.. yuck. I wish you some of our weather. It's been a perfect few days around here.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary! It's supposed to start clearing off today, but it's going to freeze tonight. Sigh.

Redbush said...

Ditto on the hunering down at home, Bag Lady! I'm saying "Holy Mama, that's enough already!" The moisture was much needed, but I'm just glad we still have our power. We take for granted all the things dependent on it. Lovely progressive shots! I'm glad my bedding plants are still cuddling down in the garage!

Redbush said...

Oh and memory girl, here forgot all about the tomato plant hanging by her deck filled with cherry tomatoes. She forgot to take it in. She thinks that they still are o.k., but she is very lucky if they are! Duh!

the Bag Lady said...

Oops! Hope your tomato plant survived okay! We definitely needed the moisture, but I'm ready for some sunshine now.

Missicat said...

WOW! We have had odd weather here - it's either 90 or 50 degrees. But I guess I can't complain....

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - we've had some fairly extreme temps this spring, too! All the snow is gone now, though, and things are green again.

Geosomin said...

Wow...we missed the snow, but we still have the rain.
I hope you kept warm inside with the man in black this weekend.

The Fifth Sparrow said...

Perhaps you should reconsider the sprinkler head?

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - glad you missed the snow.

Sparrow - I heard a rumor that you might get some similar weather soon!