Saturday morning was a bit hazy, but as I drove past the school parking lot I saw white blossoming trees framing Mt. Olympus. I thought you'd like to see it, too.
The wind is oft a precursor of a pending storm and this time of year it causes the flower petals to float from the trees like snowflakes. This little egg was sitting in the dirt near my front door and it is proof the wind also causes havoc for the newly nesting birds. From what information I could gather, the egg is from a house finch nest...poor little thing. They sing so beautifully and frequently from nearby trees, but yesterday morning they were loudly protesting the new snow.
Yes, new snow fell overnight. Snowbird had 14" in 24 hours which necessitated the closing of Little Cottonwood Canyon for avalanche control. Spring in Utah is crazy and this isn't unusual, but it is rather cruel of Mother Nature to send us this May Day "gift". We can only hope this storm was daweena, the last snow of the year. The weekend ahead looks drrrreearrry (that's me grimacing as I type) and yes, I did say I wouldn't complain about the weather, but I didn't realize it would be this cold again.
Since the Sock Mojo has not seen fit to return (and why should it when it's likely in a warm and sunny place) I'm knitting scarves. This is the Japanese Vines in Artyarn Ultra Merino 4 and I love both the pattern and the yarn. The scarf is destined to be a gift which means it will now be my main knitting, side by side with the Tinkerbell Blue.
Cookie has been blamed by many for roping them into the Summer of Socks. How crazy is it that I joined too and I'm not even knitting socks, don't want to knit socks? The hope is that warmer weather (if we ever have any) will bring the Mojo home in time for the start of summer sock knitting, June 21st.
Last but not least, I have the honor of wishing CherylS a very Happy Birthday!