The first of April is known as April Fools’ Day and is a time when people try to play tricks or jokes on each other. These photos were taken on Friday and are no April Fools’ Day joke. Temperatures are getting into the low 40’s F, and while the snow is melting, we still have so much piled up everywhere. Yesterday a fine rain fell in the morning - the first time since I arrived in December. By lunch time the temperature had gone down and the rain changed to snow. When the snow will all be gone is a mystery of Hokkaido.