Spring has been late in arriving here in north Idaho this year. We've had more cool, overcast days than warm, sunny ones. Then, all of sudden, the weather decided to pretend to be summer... just for 2 days. It got up to 90 degrees yesterday!
Today we drove up the Coeur d'Alene River. Remember all that snow we got back in January? Here's what it looks like now:
To fully appreciate the drama of the picture, you should understand that this river is typically crystal clear in the summer... and about half this wide. It's hard to gauge the extra depth because it's so muddy. But that's a lot of water!
And the snow has not all melted yet! We were actually turned back from going as far "up the river" as we had intended because of the snow on the road. (We were in our little car.)
Meanwhile, "back at the ranch"... I've discovered that we have lilac bushes! Look real close. See those tiny purple buds? They'll be blooming next week, I betcha!
Not only that, but we have the finest crop of dandelions anywhere!
I'm just so proud!!