rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


I woke up and looked at the clock. It was only 10:30, so I went back to sleep. I woke up again an hour later, and wondered what had disturbed me. I tried to get back to sleep again, but couldn't, so I got up. It was very cold, and the light through the drapes very dim. I could hear the rain falling. Opening the drapes on the southern window, I was struck by something odd. When did they put a white roof on the house next door? Then I saw that the ground between the houses was white, too. It was snow! Snow in April!

It turned out that the power had been off for almost four hours starting at ten o'clock. Two inches of snow had fallen. It was beginning to melt by the time I got up, but the bushes were still topped with white crowns, and the white lilies of spring seemed almost gray and dingy, poking out of the white mass which had crushed their spiky leaves. The oak leaves are all drooping, showing their pale undersides, and the rose bushes all have broken branches. It's all very strange. Winter has come back to take revenge on spring for having intruded on February.

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