The second snowfall of the year is happening right now and there’s actual accumulation. It snowed a week ago, but it was mostly a dusting and disappeared in a matter of days.
This snow looks like it’s going to stick around for a bit.
It wasn’t that many days ago I sat at our patio table studying. It was sunny and warm. Who could ask for anything more in early spring?
Today was supposed to be a cool 40 degrees Fahrenheit with some rain. Now? It’s snowing. Here’s hoping that the saying “April showers bring May flowers” also pertains to April snow. 🙂
There were several flurries today. We braved the cool weather to take our pup out on her daily W-A-L-K (we spell the word around here because Sidney knows what it means).
The sky has cleared up so I don’t think we’ll see anymore snow today. A much colder week is ahead, though, so we may see more snow before the week is out.
While in N.C. celebrating Christmas with my family, Chris and I headed to the N.C. Zoo for a few hours last Saturday.
While we were there, it started snowing!
|Snow at the grizzly exhibit.|
|The grizzly was asleep earlier when we saw him. We woke up to check out the snow, I guess.|
|Here’s the grizzly sleeping earlier in the morning.|
Instead of taking the tram back to the parking lot, we chose to walk, stopping at some of the North American exhibits.
Here’s some more photos from the trip:
|I’ve never seen this snow fox up walking around before. I guess he was happy to see the snow.|
|An elk in the pasture with the bison.|
|This hummingbird flew up to the fence and chirped at me several times. I don’t know if he was happy or mad to see me.|
|The coati (pictured) and cacomistle were up and active.|
|Some orchids in the Aviary.|
|More flora in the Aviary.|
|Eclectus parrot in the Aviary.|
|More flowers in the Aviary.|
|Victoria crowned pigeon.|
|Gorillas in the Forest Glade exhibit.|
|A close up of the gorilla.|
I thought there were new Australian exhibits, but I guess, like the red kangaroos, those were only temporary. So those have come and gone before I got a chance to see them. 😦
The lemurs were also not out. I guess, like the elephants, giraffes and rhinos, it was too cold for them. Maybe next time.