May 2nd, you say?

The irises hold their leaves up rigid against the snow fall, bright spots of Kelly green against the white. Local wineries report that the tender shoots newly blushing with life are now standing dead due to the record-breaking blizzard sweeping the Midwest today. Over a foot will be seen in most Minnesota and Wisconsin areas.
The most snow this area has seen on this date was 3 inches back in 1935. What started as light snow and sleet overnight quickly turned to a white-out with visibility around 50 yards by 10 a.m.
The trees and plants are buried and bending heavy over the drifts here in the country. The children refuse to leave the house for more than a quick jaunt out on the porch, saying they don't want to unpack their winter clothes for one last sledding session.
I venture out with camera instead of snow shovel, marveling at the heavy wet snow that has again blanketed our section of the country. If I were an end-times speculator, I would be announcing that time is near!
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26, the words of Jesus)
Power lines are down, children are home from school, and weathermen are reveling in the late spring storm. But farmers put hands on hips and sigh as they look out on fields that should be being tilled, and early beans and other early summer crops are now being frozen around the state. A head of lettuce will probably double in price by next week for we snow-blighted northerners and even the most fervent of snow lovers is ready to cry, "Uncle!" at the ominous - and freezing - skies. A snow-tubing park in Hudson, WI, opened back up for a very unusual treat this morning.
What is the weather like for you today? If you are looking up at a sunny sky, stop and give thanks - not everyone can say so today!
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)