Expectation VS Reality... What I Want VS What I've Got

in life •  9 months ago

This time of year is usually about the time you can start getting excited for nice spring weather this far north. Most years the birds are chirping and wildlife is coming out, but this year its different. I have plans to build a garden this year but the weather is really tying to put a halt on that.

A Photo From Last Years Garden

I didn't have much space last year and the sun was not great for tomatoes on my back deck so they grew really slowly and produced very few fruits. Although these pictures were taken later in the year, this is what I want to get going.

But This Is What We Got Today...

The entire state of Wisconsin is covered in a giant blizzard. This has been BY FAR the worst winter storm we got this winter, and its not even winter, it's spring!

On the back deck the snow is almost to my waist and im 6 ft!

Even for Wisconsin, this is insanity!

You can't see it very well, but because of wind snow has piled up to to the bottom of the big bay window in front.


The mailbox is nearly buried!

I had to go driving in this stuff today and if you got stopped at a red light there was a decent chance that you were going to get stuck. Plows are plowing and within 20 mins the snow is deep enough to get people stuck. It's still snowing and on top of that the wind is going crazy and blowing it all around. The weather boys are saying this is possibly the worst winter storm we've had in 100 years. They already called off school tomorrow and its only 3 o clock right now.

The Snow Will Go Away..... Eventually, Right?

The forecast for next weekend is 60 degrees. It's pretty rediculous. And I am sure that when all of this snow melts that people are going to have flooded basements and muddy floors. It's going to be a sloppy mess, that is for sure.

Thank you for reading! Have a great day! I hope the weather is better where you are!

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I'm originally from Beloit!

This was cool for me to read. I would love to experience a reeeeeeal blizzard like that! I don't know if I've ever experienced six feet!

My friends in Minneapolis said there was a blizzard, but dang, I didn't know it was like this!! Pretty cool. I know it sucks cause up north at this time of the year you feel like you're dying for sunshine and warmth. But it would be pretty cool to experience that!

Here in Appalachia we can't drive if there's even a light dusting of snow because of the mountains. It's too dangerous. And our city isn't well prepared to salt the roads. This winter we got surprise black ice! Literally. No one knew it was coming, and people were merrily driving around, and they literally had to pull off the road and wait for HOURS. No one came to do the roads, and they had to find a way to get home.


Its kind of cool, I know my daughter and wife are happy they already have school/work canceled tomorrow. I don't think I've ever seen this and I grew up here so its pretty neat but not fun to drive in! Appalachia looks beautiful and I hope to travel there someday!


It's AMAZING here! Nothing better than school and work cancelled!

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Wow! how much snow in spring! what madness! I think the garden should wait a little more friend!


I must wait! But when the warm weather comes it will be glorious! Everyone here is so ready!


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SO. MUCH. SNOW!!! Exactly why I moved from the east coast to San Diego :D I hope gardening weather gets to you soon!

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