Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I Kid You Not!


On Monday afternoon big slobby raindrops, on the verge of turning to snow,
splatted my car as I drove home from an appointment.
As I climbed up Inspiration Drive, the rain thickened to snow,
huge fat flakes setting up for a heavy spring snowstorm.


East Rockinghorse Parkway
Near the Douglas and Arapahoe County Lines
May 20, 2019
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Give me a break, I silently groaned.  It's May 20th!
But no break was to be had;
by the time I arrived home and hustled into the warmth, the snow was pelting down.


Here It Comes!
Aurora, Colorado, USA
May 20, 2019
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By bedtime the wet heavy snow began to cover everything,
silent and surreal on this late May night.  


Winter Blanket on a May Night
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A.
May 20, 2019
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A beautiful sight greeted me, when I opened the shades this morning.


Cocooned in White
May 21, 2019
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Burdened I
May 21, 2019
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Burdened II
May 21, 2019
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Nothing moved outside.  
My Doorstep Bunny had ventured out, looked around, 
and retreated back under the front steps.

Bunny Tracks
May 21, 2019
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I retreated quickly too.
This was a great day to be retired and hunkered down by the fire!

Springtime Cottonwood
May 21, 2019
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Repetition
May 21, 2019
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Our house sits on a ridge and is just shy of 6,000 feet (1829 meters) in elevation;
because of our elevation, we received a good six inches of snow.
So much for my theory that we were safe from snow after Mother's Day!

Curious, I checked the weather records for the Denver area.
This was the latest 3-inch-plus snowfall since May 29, 1975.
Furthermore, this is only the fifth time that three inches of snow or more
has fallen this late in the season since 1882 ~ 137 years!


May 21, 2019
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May 21, 2019
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As I write this, the trees have dropped their heavy shawls,
and green is poking through the melting snow.

Tomorrow the sun will come out and burn away whatever snow remains.
If we move to the Nevada desert, I shall miss the beauty of snow
and the craziness of springtime in the Rockies.


May 21, 2019
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Till next time ~
Fundy Blue


On the Chad and Sisters Two
On the Bay of Fundy
Out of Westport, Brier Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
July, 2018
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For Map Lovers Like Me:


Location of Aurora, Colorado, USA




"My" Open Space Along Piney Creek
Where I Often Walk
Map Data © 2018 Google United States




Southern Aurora and Northern Parker
Map Data © 2019 Google United States



26 comments:

  1. Spring avoiding your area?

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  2. So glad I found your blog again!! I've been seeing these types of photos from family & friends in the Denver/Co Springs area. Yikes!

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  3. That is beautiful. Considering our heat here, I would take your snow.

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    1. I prefer snow over heat anytime, Alex. Terry is the one who doesn't like snow. I hope that it cools down soon at your place.

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  4. Ugh. Nothing like snow in May! Except maybe snow in June. Let's hope not, lol!

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    1. Oh please, no snow in June!!! All the snow has vanished ~ You'd never know we had six inches yesterday morning. I hope that your courses are going well.

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  5. Dear Louise YOU CAPTURE WONDERFULLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    specially the images of falling rain and one taken from your driving seat is just AWESOME and GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    best is that you are enjoying the both side of weathers fully and magical views around you are tranquil and stunning !

    stay warm and cherished my friend!
    hugs!

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    1. Hugs, Baili! I had to get my winter pyjamas out, after packing them away for the summer. And I had just replaced our flannel sheets with cotton ones. Burrr! We've had our fireplace and furnace back on because it's been freezing in the house. But, I just pile on the sweaters and drink more hot coffee. All the snow is gone. The six inches vanished in less that 24 hours, and now everything is vibrant green. Thanks for all the lovely things you said in your comment!

      I got sidetracked by plumeria and jasmine when I was writing a comment on your post. I meant to compliment you for encouraging your sons to study over their summer break. Education is so important! And I haven't seen Spartacus, but I'll look for it. Have a good one!!!!!

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  6. I saw you had snow! Now my sister in Steamboat did too but then, that isn't unusual, but dang, that's late for you, isn't it? We have heat here in Georgia, they think record breaking for this weekend!!

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    1. Oh poor you, Kay! There is nothing I hate than more than record breaking heat. I hope that you and Richard stay cool!

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    1. Agreed, Sandi! It is beautiful! Take care!

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  8. Your pictures say it all. I agree with you. Enough with cold weather.

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    1. Hi, Natalie! The snow has disappeared in under twenty-four hours, but it is still cold. I have had our fireplace on all day. I can't wait for warmth ~ just not heat! Have a good one!

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  9. Bleh...that is crazy! What happened to May flowers? HAHA Hope it has already melted!

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    1. Yes, Martha, the snow is completely gone ~ six inches in under 24 hours, so now everything is really a lush green. Not many flowers though ~ :( Hugs, my friend!

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  10. Bah, you can keep it all. 5 times in that many years isn't bad odds though. Still haven't decided if you're moving on down or over or out? Another direction works I suppose. The direction of no snow. Is nice to look at though, as long as it stays there.

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    1. Hey, Pat. Oh, we could move tomorrow, if Terry would buy the house I currently like ~ but he wants a good deal. So we're in a holding pattern until a good deal turns up. Haha. Works for me, because I'm in no hurry to move. Have a good one!

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  11. That would make me cry this late into the year. I am soooo sick of snow at this point. The late frost we had in April stunted my flower growth this year and put me in an awful funk. It is pretty to look at, but I am so ready for summer. Stay warm, my friend!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa! We've still got the fireplace on. I have my fingers crossed that it will start warming uo tomorrow. At least the snow has melted. Have a great day!

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  12. Oh my gosh Louise, I DID NOT want to see that lol! Mother Nature is having some kind of issue lately, I'm trying to be understanding, we all go through it lol...I hope by the time you read my comment that all the snow has melted!!!

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    1. Hi, Rain! Yes the snow has disappeared. That's one nice thing about spring snow. even a dumps melts quickly. Have a good one!

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  13. Wow Louise, I have to say, I know it's late in the season for snow, but it sure is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! Big Hugs! I hope everything is well!!

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