Besides the Jesus Part, Of Course
“Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Ēostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English.”
IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
I knew it was warm yesterday, but I didn’t realize how hot it was. Eighty-nine degrees is impressive.
There’s more of the same today.
It has been very warm off and on since early April.
The warmth extended far north, into British Columbia, where the city of Prince George broke a 103-year-old record.
Maybe “global warming” ain’t such a bad idea. It sure beats the alternative, cold and wet, though it was chilly this morning.
I am so looking forward to it. The only drawback is the pollen in the air. My allergies are acting up. I’m thinking about getting an allergy shot from the doc.
I’m just happy it will stop raining for a bit. It will be good to see the sun and sky. Gonna have to shed some clothes. I’ve been waitin’ for that. I have been getting a bit too hot lately, which is nice. Spring is finally here.
Thunder-snow, wind, snow drifts . . . So glad I’m out West, where the weather is wet, but reasonable.
Sioux City, Iowa and vicinity witnessed a snowstorm yesterday, resulting in fourteen inches of the stuff in some places.
At first glance I thought this was a rose, but it is, in fact, a poppy. I love both. I am a big fan of both species. They are easy to grow, and poppies love to spread themselves around.
It’s great that spring is early this year. But the copious rain is driving me nuts.
Instead of “April showers bring May flowers,” this year it is “February floods bring wet March poppies.”