Last week we had some lovely days that felt like spring. I was able to be outside without a heavy coat on, and to enjoy some warmth when I breathed in the spring-like air. It actually got up to 17 degrees Celsius (in the 60s for Fahrenheit) and I was delighted.
Then, yesterday, we went back to winter. The snow began around lunchtime, and it just kept on going.
We ended up with about 8 or 10 inches by this morning. So much for spring!
At least it's sunny today (even if it's only 26 F, -4 °C), so I went out and took some photographs to enjoy the sunshine. I walked over to the birdhouse to take this shot. I can just imagine Mr. Bluebird saying to Mrs. Bluebird: "Look dear, I put in new roof insulation!"
Nearby, there was some of the famous "Iowa cotton crop" growing. Very difficult to harvest!
The ducks enjoyed being out in the sun and having a bath, despite the chilly weather.
And in celebration of the sun being out, one of the hens decided to lay down on a woolly pillow and do some sunbathing.
Oreo says: "It's cold? I didn't notice! Oh, but I've got my warm coat on!"
Kitkat says "I'll make you a sweater if you spin my wool."
And finally (mostly for you, Diane), Stuffin says "Soon everybody, really soon!"