So, It’s April And We’re Anticipating A Blizzard Again: A Pep Talk

Here we are, staring down the barrel of another Minnesota blizzard, but as opposed to blizzards and snowstorms earlier in the season – WE THOUGHT WE WERE DONE. 

If ever you’ve needed a definition for ennui, you’ve got it now. 

Minnesota.  It is gorgeous, it is vexing.  It can go from 70 degrees on a Monday to a blizzard and 12 inches of snow by Thursday. But as far as winter goes, we are on a course of diminishing returns.  First of all, it is actually spring.  Second of all, each day that passes, the tilt in the earth’s axis causes the sun’s rays to hit our area more directly – until the summer solstice – meaning at a certain point it will be physically impossible for our area to sustain snow.  Like, it’s gonna end, Folks.  

Another great thing to keep in mind is that our harsh winters keep certain creepy crawlies away! Rattlesnakes?  Not here.  Those killer bees? Not so much.  Termites?  I think we don’t have those, right?  Tarantulas?  Nope.  Crocodiles? Not in my backyard.  So, next time you go outside and don’t have to worry about a Florida panther hanging out in your garage, you can thank the snow.  

Not enough to convince you that we’re going to be just fine?  Okay. Here are things that have happened in April, in Minnesota, in previous years. 

Doggie rolls in freshly cut grass in April

 

Noonan’s in April

 

 

Doggie digs a hole in April even though he has been told not to do that. Repeatedly. 

 

Iris in April

 

Daffodils in April

 

Plant sprouting in April

 

Rhubarb in April.

 

See?  We’re going to be just fine.  We’ve made it this far, and before you know it, we’ll be complaining about how hot it is. 

Have faith, friends.  In the meantime, grab a cup of coffee and a blanket, and we’ll get through these next few days! 

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