Snow, More Snow, and a Snow Bunny

A little more than a week ago and a few days after the official start of Spring, we had one of the largest March snowfalls on record in the St. Louis area.

Snow Day 03 24 2013 1

The day before, the temperatures reached nearly 60 degrees.

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But, early in the morning, the snow started to fall.

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 Once it started falling, it came quickly.

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There was lightning and thunder.  Thunder snow!

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It was a wet, heavy snow.  Perfect for building snowmen and snow forts.  And tearing down tree limbs.

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Hard and heavy to shovel.

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We shoveled several times over the two-day period that it lasted.  Over six hours of shoveling snow the first day.  Followed the next day by another couple of hours of shoveling snow.

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The snow lasted all day, into the night, and into the next day, too.

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Last year at this time, we were already cutting grass and putting in flowers and the garden.

This heavy snowstorm was not considered a blizzard because there were no winds.  Thank goodness for that!

All of this occurred during the week that we were trying to move out of this house.  I can tell you one thing, we will not miss shoveling large driveways nor will we miss cutting a ½-acre yard.

Bunny March 2013

But, we will miss our garden.  This baby bunny survived the snow storm  and was sitting in the garden bed next to a large snow drift waiting for something to eat.

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