March was a cold month, but eventually toward the end the weather warmed, and
all of the snow we had accumulated started to melt:
But after a week or so of relatively warm weather, it got bitterly cold again.
On Easter Sunday in early April it was snowing, although it wasn't sticking
much. I think this picture here is from the day before, but it looked much
the same on Easter itself:
Between the snow and the gobbling turkeys I was wondering if all the holidays
had gotten a bit mixed up:
The following week was nonstop work, as I was putting together a paper
submission for PACT07.
I did get the paper submitted in time, although it meant I was busy in my
office for the first part of my family's visit.
Luckily I had much of Saturday to hang out with them. It wasn't
that cold and cloudy, so we took them to Lower Treman and
to Lick Brook. Here I am with my brother in front of the falls at Lick
Walking back we noticed this somewhat confusing sign by the train tracks:
We eventually figured out it was warning the track maintainers to go easy
on the herbicide because they were in a wildflower preserve.
Sadly my family had to leave somewhat early, but it was good for them
because a Nor'easter was on the way, bringing an unlikely cargo...
On to Patriot Day Nor'easter