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.