Wild White Morning Snow

Colorado Spring Snow

I woke this morning to about 7 inches of heavy wet snow on the ground. The budding lilac bushes were weighed down and stressed out. The tulips disappeared and the evergreens were supremely white.

My venture out the door was at 6:30 am. I had to clear the branches, flowers and trees and set them free. And while I was at it, I might as well to shovel the driveway. The snow was so wet I struggled to get it off the sidewalk. I had to take it in slow and tiny bites or else whack my back.

While I was outside (and the rest of the world was sleeping), I picked up the Sunday paper for neighbors and laid them outside their front doors. Just a friendly gift from me to them. They never need to know who that little elf was … shhhhhh!

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Coming back in the house was quite an ordeal.  The hood of my sweatshirt was loaded with snow and my coat was soaking wet. Knocking down the snow using a garden rake not only cleared the branches but woke me up the way no cup of tea could ever do!

Spring snowfall is not that unique. Most of the snow accumulation occurs in March and April in Colorado. The snowfall totals from this past storm dumped up to 40 inches in the mountain towns and even more in the high mountain peaks. Snow sometimes falls in May like it did last year on Mother’s Day and there are those rare June snowfalls. They happen… They come and the entire world changes for a day or two then the sun reappears, melts the snow and everything turns green again.

Mother Nature likes to have her way with us.

Ma Nature drops a load on Christmas

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Christmas was truly a day of wonder for me in my Northern Colorado city. The cold weather moved in and dumped a load of WHITE on us. If you were bundled up or snuggled up then it was a perfect day.

So, early the next morning, I started taking photos before the sun came up — the ONLY way to get good snow photos  -before others make tracks in the snow. Here are some of the scenes …

I hope you find peace, beauty and joy in the New Year.

With love and friendship — Margekatherine

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Snow Day Today (Oct 26!) Yippee!

snowmanThe first snow of the season came through my neighborhood during the week hours of the morning taking down aspen branches and painting the neighborhood white.
Eight inches of heavy wet snow are still falling and the temperatures continue to drop.

It’s pretty out there … even more so when I know I don’t have to leave my house. It’s a snow day today and I am smiling.

We all need a snow day now and then, don’t we?

What shall I do today?

  • 5:30 am Shake my trees and branches and hope they don’t snap with the weight of the heavy wet snow
  • 8:00 – 10:00 am Blackboard Collaborate meeting (the beauty of online webinars!)
  • 10:00- 11:00 am Dance/Exercise in my studio (aka basement)
  • 11:00- 11:55 am Learn how to use Club Runner
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Shovel the driveway and sidewalk
  • 1:00 – 1:50 Back to Clubrunner
  • Take a walk
  • Read my book (One Amazing Thing)
  • Decide what other things I want to do!

A bit of work, a bit of play and lots of NO DRIVING!