I didn't believe the Weather-Hypers,
but Mother Nature did deliver snow,
as they predicted.
Last night the Front Range was under tornado warnings,
flash flood warnings, and a winter storm warning.
We had it all on the high plains fronting the Rockies:
rain, thunder and lightning, hail, wind, snow, and tornados.
The rain started turning to wet, heavy snow about 6:00 p.m.
Terry and I hugged the fireplace as the wind howled around the eaves.
By the time it turned dark,
it looked like a blizzard outside.
It was a good night to be inside.
This is what greeted us this morning:
Snow isn't a big deal, but it is unusual
when it's falling on May 9th and 10th.
But, now that I think about it,
this is the second Mother's Day in a row
that we've had snow.
In our part of Aurora we had about five inches,
but other parts of our city had as much as nine inches.
So much for the three flakes I thought would fall.
Mother Nature is having fun on Mother's Day
and reminding us that she calls the shots.
Okay, MN, you've had your fun!
Let's get back to spring!
Right now Coloradans' thoughts are turning
to melting snow and potential flooding.
It's one thing to be safe and warm inside
like the Ever-Patient and me,
but it's quite another to be out on dangerous roads
or living alongside a rising creek or river.
I wonder too, about the plants and animals,
especially the birds nesting on our roof.
Heavy spring snow is pretty,
but it's no joke
when it comes to the havoc it can wreak.
Happy Mother's Day!