Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schizophrenic Weather

Stafford First United Methodist Church
It was 96 degrees on the bank thermometer when I drove by on Saturday afternoon.
It seemed that we had bypassed spring and skipped ahead to summer.
But the palm branches at Sunday's church service waved in a chilly, overcast day.
And then, overnight on Sunday, we hightailed it back to winter.
A couple of inches of snow blanketed the forsythia ...
and the quince, weighing down the delicate pink flowers with a coverlet of white.
And wouldn't you know it? We needed to move cattle. (More on that later.)
I might have been sorry that I complained about the 96 degrees. While I waited, I distracted myself from the shivering by taking photos. (I should have worn a heavier pair of socks.)
This morning, it was 22 degrees. That's a drop of 76 degrees in a couple of days. (Time will tell how the wheat crop copes. It's a long time until harvest.)

Kansas weather is undeniably schizophrenic.


  1. Kim,
    I can't believe you had 96* on Saturday, followed by snow on Sunday, crazy.

    It's cold here too. 19* at 5:30 this morn. I'm thankful that we have a breeze vs. the strong winds we had Sunday and Monday. Makes for a long cold 4-wheeler ride during chores.

    The last few afternoons have been sunny and in the mid 30's and it helps that the wind has gone down after dinner too.

    Also, I didn't leave a comment yesterday and got to thinking about your post later in the day. Your "Hear is on Sunday, Use it on Monday" posts are some of my favorites.

    1. I don't think our weather has varied as much as yours, but this time of year is always a wild ride. Thanks for the comment about Monday's devotional post, too.