Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 16th, 2014 at Oak Hill Lodge

The rainstorm turned to a snowstorm and we awoke to about an inch and a half of the white stuff, without really thinking it was going to happen! We thought it would stick to the western mountains as the coast was supposed to get a pass. Eric was so MAD, not usually this firm about the fact we've had ENOUGH snow and cold temps. The thermometer said 30 degrees at 7:00 a.m. but the weatherman assured us that by noon it would be mid-forties and the snow would live up to its name of "poor man's fertilizer" and be gone. He was pretty accurate except for not taking into consideration the amount of shade our pines produce. Eric was so agitated that he even came up with the idea of the last photo. A little daffodil telling Mother Nature what she thinks of her icy surroundings... a little bending of the leaves was necessary to create the effect!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Bunny Time at Oak Hill Lodge

Ahhhh, we made it! The weather has finally taken a turn, the ground is slowly warming and there are not too many patches of snow left to melt. We turn the lifeblood of the Lodge back on this weekend... later than usual...the water! Then it is "open-season" and we can stay up there any time we feel like it. We will have Easter at the Lodge in just two weeks. I am so glad that Easter came late this year. The daffodils may be up a bit but the hopes I had for full bloom will fall short by a couple of weeks.