Thursday, May 2, 2013


Springtime in the Rockies...

It's a romantic notion, isn't it?

Yesterday was May 1. International Workers' Day. Dance 'round the Maypole!

May 1, 2013
In my little Colorado berg, we got a ton of snow.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning the night before, in effect from 6pm Tuesday until 6pm Wednesday. As of 6pm Wednesday, the snow was still comin' down.

And did for a few more hours.

The snowfall never really got all that heavy, but it fell steadily from Tuesday night through yesterday. I estimated at least six inches fell. According to the paper this morning, some areas got a foot of snow!

This is an arid region to begin with, and we've been on the brink of a serious drought for a long time now. Last summer was really hot and dry, with quite serious wildfires throughout the state. So any moisture is welcome. I'm not going to gripe about what, when all is said and done, is really only a day or two of inconvenience.

But, a foot of snow? In May?

This morning I had to shovel.

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