Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Springtime in the Rockies
We always get a good wet snow storm in March. We had one last week-end, and I assumed that was it and we could get on with spring weather. We had one really wonderfully warm day, Monday. Yesterday was gray and gloomy and a nice rain began around 2:30 in the afternoon. Feisty was really excited to play on the trampoline in the rain.
It wasn't long before the temperature took a dive downward and the rain turned into huge wet snowflakes. By bedtime the east windows looked like this - the win was really whipping those snowflakes around.
When we got up this morning, we had to go to the west windows to discover that it wasn't snowing anymore - in fact, had probably not snowed much during the night. That was good news, because I had to head north about 15 miles for two appointments - lab work for blood tests following my check-up, and a mammogram.
I was one of very few cars in the parking lot of the huge medical complex when I arrived at 6:45. The roads were just fine - the fact that they had called off school all of northern Colorado seemed a bit ridiculous at that point.
I dread the mammo every year because of my history of fibrocystic disease, which makes the process extremely painful. I was incredibly pleasantly surprise to find that the process is now digital and requires much less compression. I don't have to dread it so much in a year. YAY!!
The back yard looked so beautiful when I got home around 8:30 - in spite of the fact that it is spring and things should be green, yellow, red, and blue rather than pure white.
After working out at the gym, I found this very interesting sight (one problem with these spring storms is that branches often break from the evergreens - fortunately, this year there were no leaves on the other trees yet, and the daffodils are smartly staying in the ground). This particular tree broke the stop sign --
. . . and was drooping into the garbage dumpster --
Less than two hours later - it won't be long before all of the snow is soaked into the dry ground - the wheat farmers have to be delighted, and our grass and flowers will really love the drink they're getting. Besides that, it will help fill the reservoirs and let us have water during the summer.
On a totally different subject - it's been almost a year since Kevin went back to Teen Challenge, this time in Maine. If you're new to this site and don't know this story, feel free to go to this post and catch up.
Kev's wife, Sema (her cyber-name) got to go visit him this past week-end. They had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect.
Thank you so much for your prayers for them as they look to their future and try to find God's will for their next step.