This, right here, is signature Nebraska weather. Today, it was over 50 degrees outside. Beautiful. Sunny. Slight wind. The snow and ice from last month’s winter storm finally disappearing and revealing a bit of greenish brown beneath. What a beautiful mid-January day!
And the overnight forecast? Freezing temperatures , wind chills below zero, and a chance of snow.
I’ve learned to roll with it, and enjoy whatever beauty Mother Nature decides to bring to my doorstep.
This year, Mother Nature is even getting in on the April Fool’s action. I don’t quite know how else to explain how it’s 90 degrees on April 1st here in Nebraska.
Luckily, it looks like the rest of the week the weather will be getting back a little closer to normal, which means we’ll be able to turn the air conditioning off and open up the doors again.
Well-played, Mother Nature. Well-played.
Even if the winter has been exceptionally mild, dropping just one heavy snowfall and a couple of week of consecutively frigid temperatures, the coming of spring always seems to make you feel a little better. The days get a little longer. The sun shines a little brighter. And the world around you seems to come a little more into focus when bright new life begins to push its way through the dead brown blanket of winter.
We caught our first glimpse last week, when temperatures climbed to 70 on Tuesday. And even if old Mother Nature decides to throw us a curveball in the shape of a freak late season snowstorm, I think it’s safe to say that spring has officially sprung.
I don’t know about you, but I am sure ready. And with a big yard full of mystery plants and flowers (because, let’s face it, to a black thumb gardener like me, they are all a mystery), I’m excited to see what our new home will look like once everything begins to bloom. Here are the first of the season. And believe me, there are many more to come…