Monday, May 24, 2010

Strange May

Yesterday, Sunday, the weather acted as it used to in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.  We had several inches of 'corn snow' which is not a hard ice ball like hail, but a ball of solid, yet friable, snow, along with a humdinger of a thunderstorm that was centered right over us for over an hour. 

I had gone over to the Arrowhead Resort, which is a hotel with a nice restaurant and spa facilities, to have lunch with a friend at the restaurant, Bin 189.  It's a little expensive, but the food is wonderful and, hey, we all need a little treat now and then, right?  The photo above is a bit of Lake Arrowhead looking down from the hotel. 

This is a photo of the pool...the unheated pool.  We couldn't believe that people were swimming in it!   (This picture is blurry on purpose because it has people in it).  We also watched some teens jump into Lake Arrowhead, whose water is still COLD.  Those teens got out of the water so fast it was like watching a movie in fast-forward, lol.

The snow melted quickly and by today just a few patches were left here and there, like the ones on my studio porch (which still needs a winter cleanup), below. 


And there were a few patches left in my studio garden.  Odd to see snow on the ground and the Dogwood trees in blossom.   

Glynda, the good witch that guards my studio, is glad to see that the snow is almost gone.  I'm sure she knows, though, that the weatherman is predicting more snow for Wednesday and Thursday.  Strange May...


  1. Beautiful pictures -- we get a snow now and then in April but we're pretty firmly heading for summer now.

    Love your good witch!

  2. Another blog correspondent reported that they had snow in Idaho today. It's just turned cool and damp again here, after the heatwave at the weekend.

    A fruitckae friend of mine dived through ice into a pool one easter. He was virtually unconscious when we dragged him out. And then he emigrated to Australia (where women glow and men thunder, you understand)

  3. Whoa...the women in Australia are radioactive? ;)

  4. Not exactly. 'Glow' is an old English euphomism for 'sweat' when applied to women.

  5. Yes, I know that, JJ. I was just being silly.


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