April Snow


We all know that April showers bring May flowers and that Mayflowers bring pilgrims, but what do April snow showers bring?

One day last week we had a passing snow event.  I hesitate to call it a storm because it didn’t last long, it didn’t cover anything, and the sun came out as soon as the snow stopped.  I did go out looking for a snowbow when the storm was over but couldn’t find one.  Hey, rainstorm followed by sun equals rainbow so why not a snowbow after a snow shower?

It is not the first time it has snowed in April and I know it won’t be the last.  It got me thinking about snow in April and what it means to me.  Here is my short list.

Snow in April

Lacy white flakes falling from the sky salting the ground.

No shoveling required.  God put it there; He will take it away.

No snowman building; not enough to even form a snowball.

No sledding, unless you put wheels on your Flexible Flyer.

No snow tires required; nothing sticking to the road.

No going out looking like Nanook of the North;  it just isn’t that cold.


So, let April snow come.  I will sit at the table, cup of coffee in hand, watch it fall, and know it will be gone five minutes after it stops.







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13 responses to “April Snow

  1. jumpofffindwings

    Clever, as always, and the perky daffs against the “salting” snow is wonderful visual reinforcement. I remember driving through a heavy snowfall in North Jersey—it was sticking and a whiteout— and as I headed south and homeward, it became, “No snow times required/nothing sticking to the road.” Oh what a difference a few miles can make!

  2. We always have a couple of April snowstorms too. We generally get enough that it sticks for a few days in the shady spots but nothing is blooming yet or even close to blooming, so nature doesn’t seem too disturbed. Your daffodils are so beautiful! Such cheerful flowers.

  3. We woke up to snow today. It’s continued all day. We have about 3 inches now, and the plow even went past the house a few hours ago. I’m not amused. I can’t believe your forsythia is already out! We still have weeks to go before mine blooms.

  4. Now that’s the truth. What do April snowshowers bring? Time to observe Mother Nature at work! The rain/wind snow this afternoon was a mighty one that sashayed itself quickly away.

  5. Lainie Levin

    Yes! And in the Chicago area, we can stay put. Because there’s often May snow to come!

  6. Hmmmmm. We had three.
    1 inch
    4 inches
    3 inches
    Definitely not gone in just a few minutes.
    And yes, Iowa has had snow in May – over a foot in one big dump maybe 25 years ago!

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