Thursday, April 28, 2011

It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Thursday April 28 2011

Here it is, almost May, and so I scoffed at the forecast that says 80% chance of rain/snow tonight. The temperature did drop rather quickly and somewhat fiercely with a brisk north wind while I was out on a ride at noon... but I could scarcely believe my good luck surprise late afternoon when it started to snow.


The weather is.

The horses are.

Here they'd gone and shed their winter coats already, and now they got another chill blast.

Turning tail to blowing snow while grazing.

Rhett is bewildered.

Into the flurry, heads cocked sideways.

Hurry up and get it over with.

Can you see the Owyhees? I can't either, because they are in an almost-May snowstorm!

Nothing for it but to eat hay

or sit tight and wait it out.

An experienced ranch horse knows how to huddle up and hunker down and ignore things.

Is it a late spring? Is it still winter?

Doesn't matter, because of course you know me, I'm not complaining. I think Mother Nature sent one more snowfall just for me, The Ice Princess. : )


  1. I think the late snows are the prettiest. We had snow on Tuesday. We had huge flakes coming down. We're supposed to get more tomorrow. Even though I want spring weather desperately, I'll take the snow because our pastures need moisture more than I need spring.

  2. Don't mind the snow, but I have lambs on the ground, all wearing jackets now. I like the large feeder for the horses, where did it come from?

  3. I don't mind the late snows because they melt so quickly. :) The horses don't seem too upset, even if they do have to tough it out without winter coats.