Friday Five: Happy Spring?

Have you ever had one of those weeks? You know what I mean. The one’s where you think Tuesday is Thursday and that happens three days in a row. Not to mention, my to-do list grows longer on each of those days and still undone.

Yeah, that was my week.

My intention for this week was so let everyone see what early spring looks like in Northern Michigan. I’d planned on photographing some of my favorite things about spring.

Well, things didn’t turn out that way.

Things looked like this when I went to get in my car:












And this:




By the afternoon, the rain that had fallen for nearly the entire day turned to snow making the drive home rough. The big fat snowflakes that we saw would have been welcomed in December, not March.




But this is springtime in Northern Michigan. Scenes such as these are quite common:img_0896img_0899








We aren’t the only ones who have been “blessed” with this weather and we’ve been lucky so far. A friend who lives in Colorado reports that they have lost power during the storm.

One thing that spring in Michigan teaches you is patience. Wait a little bit and the weather will turn warm again.

The weather forecast says the temperature will be nearly 50 degrees in the next couple of days which will change the landscape again.

Something like this:


April’s Blogging Challenge

atoz-theme-reveal-2016 v2Last year, I joined the A-Z Blogging Challenge and enjoyed it so much that I am doing it again. In the year since the challenge, life has had it’s ups and downs, yet I’m still here, blogging away.

Today is Theme Reveal Day for the A-Z Challenge.

When I started this last year, it was too late to have a theme, so I winged it. The experience was interesting, to say the least. Having a theme would have made many things so much easier.

What is my theme for this year’s challenge?

Good question!

This idea of having a theme has been on my mind for several weeks and yet, I have nothing definitive in mind.

Some of my thoughts include:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – I’m certain I could find so many things to share with my readers, but this is a difficult topic to be sure.

Journaling – My first love. Although journaling is a fairly straightforward idea with many facets, is there enough to write about for an entire month? Maybe.

Earth Month – This is not my idea although I could “borrow” it. The official Earth Day is Friday, April 22. However, one thought is that we make every day Earth Day, at least for the month of April.

As you can see, I have so many ideas that I have no clue which one to pick. Perhaps I will have a multi-theme this year and have a different theme for each day of the week.

April is still ten days away, so I have some time to decide. If I don’t, then I will be winging it again.

Either way, April should be interesting.