Seriously, it's been sooo warm and mild for weeks really... Well, we did have about 6 inches of snow last week, but it melted off in a day or two and the beauty returned quickly. I was actually chuckling yesterday because I was tripping over my boots and snow shovel as I was heading out to hang the laundry wearing my shorts and tank top. The flowers were blooming and things were just lovely...
|The Crocus coming up|
|Buds on the lilac bushes|
|The first tulips blooming|
|Not sure what these are, but they're sure pretty|
The garlic and green onions were up...
|Garlic coming up|
|Green Onions - I even harvested a few|
|Snow Peas all planted...|
|Spinach and Chard in the ground...|
But... it is springtime here in the Mile High City, and that means.... Be Ready for ANYTHING!
As the media is fond of reminding us, March is our snowiest month, but somehow I thought perhaps this was the year we'd skate through... but alas, mother nature wasn't quite done with us yet.
Anyhooo... it's a full on blizzard here.
This photo was a few hours ago, there's more snow now as it's coming down at the rate of several inches per hour. Hard to tell exactly how much is out there since the winds are whipping it into crazy drifts - I'd guess 8-10 inches so far. The airport is closed, the highways are closed, the schools are closed, and a good chunk of the city is without power. Oh my!
And it's that wet, heavy, spring snow that sticks to everything. Seriously, the screens are coated with so much snow that you can barely see out. The cats are a bit confused about where their view went...
... but hey, they'll just have to share...
Well... I guess the peas and spinach will get a nice shot of moisture to help them sprout... They do call them "snow peas" after all!
So I've cranked up the furnace, and I'm settling in for a cozy day of doing taxes - oh the joy! I just hope we don't lose power.
So how's the weather in your neck of the woods?