Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Temperature Roller Coaster
The middle of April was very mild for Michigan, temps in the 60's and 70. However the 25th was forecast with thunderstorms, high winds and dropping temperatures. The tulips here were in full bloom, I was sure the winds and hard rains would ruin them so took a picture to enjoy them l0nger.
I thought the cooler weather would be good for Holland, Michigan's Tulip Festival which begins in a week. Holland was a Netherlands settlement and the city continues to celebrate it's great Dutch heritage by having a week long festival with street washing, klompen dancers, parades and activities at the windmill that was actually brought across the ocean.
Next surprise by Mother Nature was to have the temperature at 8 am this morning at 29 degrees. I hope that won't cause problems for the fruit orchards all around us. Now we have forecast for 50 to 60's again next week with rain. Since we didn't get the rain last weekend, we do need it. This weekend will also be the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I so miss not being there....as a tourist.