Monday, May 12, 2014

Springtime in the Rockies





I thought we were done with soft, white, and fluffy ~
but I was wrong.








Yesterday rain fell. 
As the wind picked up and the temperature dropped,
it turned to sleet and then snow.








We spent the evening curled up in front of the fire,
listening to the wind howl around the corners of the house.








This morning fresh snow weighted down the world
with lovely winter white.









And I had just put away my winter boots,
thinking winter was over ~
Not!







It's springtime in the Rockies.
I could grouse about winter overstaying its welcome.








But, truly, I don't feel that way.
I can't imagine a world without the beauty of snow.








Yes, it's nerve-wracking when you have to venture out.

The streets that are low in elevation
and heavy with traffic, are wet,
and the high plains roads are dancing with ground blizzards.

It is an exhilarating day.








Back inside my house I'm curled up beside the fire again.









I know it's springtime in the Rockies,
and tomorrow it may be sunny and hot again.
Meanwhile I'm content to snuggle under an afghan and read.

30 comments:

  1. Wow! I always thought that Montreal had wacky weather, but this is quite something. Your photos are lovely. What I do in this type of weather is make a nice homemade pot of chicken soup, making sure I put onions and garlic in it. Somehow it warms my heart. Take care of yourself and stay warm, dry and safe. Sending you a hug.

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  2. Hi Linda! You're homemade soup sounds marvelous! I can taste it! Thanks for the hug ~ right back at you!

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  3. We've been in the high eighties the past few days - I envy your snow!!

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  4. Hi Alex! We were in the eighties not too long ago. I hope you enjoyed your well-deserved break over the weekend!

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  5. Blah to that, it isn't the warmest here but at least we don't have that at our mat

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    1. I knew you'd have that reaction, Pat!
      Glad there is no snow at your mat!

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  6. It said 103 degrees when I got into my car this afternoon. Are you sure we live in the same country? Bundle up and get out those snow boots again! xx

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    1. Wild isn't it, Kay. Last night the temperature in Aurora went down to 28 degrees F. I'm worried about all the flowers and plants ~ especially the fruit trees and crops. On Sunday it is supposed to be back into the eighties! Boots out. Staying out until we get back from Europe. Surely the snow will be done by then! You are welcome to 103 degrees! xx

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  7. If that is spring what happens in summer

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    1. Hi HGW! In Colorado we can have snow any time of year. But I'm better we'll clear 100 degrees F. for quite a few days in the summer. & some wild electrical storms! I hope you are warm where you are at!

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  8. Pretty pics, Louise. We had the howling wind and ice! Yuck!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I'll take snow over ice! It's so funny right now to look out the window and see summer clouds with winter snow. Have a good day!

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  9. I agree with you. I love the snow. I love the anticipation of a blizzard on its way. I love staying holed up in the house. But.... I hate that this storm may have frozen our wanna-be apples and cherries... froze our lilacs and did damage to other fresh growth of trees, shrubs and garden plants. Oh, well... there is always next year!
    Loved your pictures!

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    1. I'm so sorry about your plants, Dreaming. Especially the fruit trees and lilacs. There goes produce prices. Here's hoping as the temperature warms up, the damage won't be as bad as it looks right now! Have a good one!

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  10. I have been seeing these pics recently from some of my Instagram friends who live out west. I have to admit to being a little (or a lot) jealous! I am a huge snow lover and I would be in heaven there right now :)

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    1. Hi Keith! Our snow is already melting as it warms up. By the time I got home from the dentist yesterday, our SW facing driveway was cleared of snow. Hopefully next year you'll get up into those winter Alps! Take care!

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  11. It seems to staying very cold around your place this year. We have booked our trip for the Christmas holidays we are heading to Oahu.

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    1. Oh lucky, lucky you! Christmas on Oahu! Maybe you'll get a chance to go to the North Shore beaches. The waves could be BIG! It has been cold ~ down to 24 ° F / -4.4 ° C on Monday. But by Sunday, we'll be in the 80 ° F / 26.6 ° C plus plus! Most of the snow is gone except in the shadowed areas. Have a good one!

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  12. Curled up beside the fire.... That sounds like a plan, alright. Good thing you love snow though.

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    1. Hi BG! Thank you for visiting my blog. I love our fireplaces. I use them a lot upstairs or down, so I don't have to heat the whole house. Hopefully soon, we'll be beyond snow for the 2013-14 winter! I hope you have a great day!

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    2. So far my day has been great considering I've got a day off ;) Winter be gone!

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  13. What a cozy post, Louise. I felt all warm and fuzzy!
    Really good photos too. I thought the Maritimes had crazy weather but Colorado 'takes the cake' on that!!

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    1. Hey Jim! Warm and cozy were the operative words on Sunday and Monday, for sure, if you subtract my scary drive over Inspiration to make my 8 a.m. dental appointment. Steep hills, drop-offs, ground blizzards swirling across the road, narrow two lanes with traffic, slobby snow with hidden ice. Can you tell I hate to drive on winter roads ~ especially now that I have parted ways with my studded snow tires? We say here in Colorado that if you don't like the weather wait a couple of hours! But now it's sunny, and I have a male house finch out on the deck rail singing his heart out. Terry and I think there is a finch nest up on our roof somewhere. I hope that you are having a lovely spring day!

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  14. We don't get snow here (Nashville) EVER. If we do it's such a light dusting, it's barely noticeable. So I'll just enjoy your pictures!

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  15. Mmm. I miss seasons. Granted, I don't miss how long winter can last, but I do love snow and the quiet that settles over the world when everything is white. So peaceful. (Unless you're driving. ;)

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  16. I am gobsmacked and stunned and oh enough ~~ sorry ~~ but at least you can snuggle and read!!!!!

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  17. WoW, can't believe you still have snow!! But you make it sound and look lovely and positive! Good on you!x

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  18. Well, you are so patient!! I'm feeling guilty because I was grousing about the chilly weather today - it's Victoria Day week-end!! It should be warm! But I don't feel so bad now! :) Enjoy your fire place dear Fundy!!

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  19. And I thought Bradford, PA was delayed with Spring. I'll say to you what my sister in Virginia says to me when I tell her about our weather....YOU poor thing.

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  20. These are such beautiful pictures!

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