This was March 20. You can see yard cleanup has already been happening and the patio swept of its winter detritus. Then boom! More winter.
Unhappy kitties, because the day before they were having a good time outside.
By March 31 we were back on track.
April 12. Two weeks later these are all on the ground.
Today the yard is fragrant with the last of the Golden current bush, the lilacs, and the lilies of the valley. I even saw two iris today.