snow on lilacs in Colorado may 11, 2014

Snow or sun: Happy Mother’s Day!

Snow on Mothers Day in Fort Collins - 5/10/14 snowy peony snowy purpleI had every intention of ‘sleeping in’ on Mother’s Day. Sleeping in means 7:30 a.m. or so. However, at 6:15 when I lifted my head from my pillow I saw one thing – the branches of my tree bent over. No dallying for me… I flew out of bed and into warm winter clothes. It was snowing – the wet heavy snow that is often the case in April and May snow in Colorado. The weight of the snow lands on the branches that are just budding out they break and are ruined forever…

So, after knocking snow off trees, bushes, flowers and tables – I walked around the neighborhood. When I finished my exploration, I was soaked! My heavy winter coat and ski gloves were no match for this weather.

A hot cup of tea, Sunday Morning CBS, the Sunday paper and soon it will be time to make my rounds again and free the branches and trees of the snow that continues to fall.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my sisters, cousins, friends, nieces, neighbors, fellow bloggers and to all those wonderful men who step in and fill the mother role when needed. And a special hello to my long departed Mom (aka Ma).

Blessings!

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Hail to Spring!

I finally took the snow tires off my car yesterday because I was certain we were finished with winter weather. And then, the most aggressive hail storm hit the area – at least it hit my area and turned everything white.

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The baby leaves were torn off trees, flowers were knocked down, and sewers were clogged with the vast amount that fell.

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The green lawn was sprinkled with white balls giving it a texture and turning it into a canvas with unlimited possibilities.

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There were no high winds or tornadoes in the area unlike those in Platteville (Colorado) but it was quite a shocker to see the sky open up and sprinkle dime/nickel sized hail on us.

Then, Mother Nature decided to move on, turn the sun back on and take the hail storm to Kansas.

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