Snowmelt

December 29, 2011 § 2 Comments

It was not a white Christmas. On Thursday Colorado got a heap of snow, and on Friday I drove out of it to a balmy, brown Iowa, and on Sunday I drove to an equally balmy, brown South Dakota.

No one complained about being outside without a jacket on, however!

Today I am back in Colorado, where we have had an interesting morning. You try moving 34 horses through a slick, sloppy mess of mud and ice – and add some powerful gusts of wind! (Forecast predicts the winds will get up to 80 mph today.) It’s a bit of a workout. At least the weather is warm. At home I poured a cup of peppermint tea, stretched out for a short rest, and decided Miss T. deserved a walk.

So we went outside to watch the snow melt.

There is sun and blue sky and water running, running everywhere. The snow sort of crunches and slides beneath your feet. We splashed through puddles at every intersection.

Miss T. gave herself a bath with more than one satisfying roll in the lingering patches of snow.

And we found evidence of snowmen . . . who had seen better days.

Despite the cone-laden evergreens, twinkly decorations, and a pile of newly-opened Christmas presents, can I just say that it feels like spring?

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§ 2 Responses to Snowmelt

  • Unfortunately, we have a few more months until spring! I do have to say, however, that I am hopeful that we here in Minnesota will have at least a few nice snows. Nice photos!

  • Erica says:

    Thanks! I have a feeling this is a brief warm moment with several more snows to follow . . . word has it that Colorado winters hit their peak around February/March. Last year was a ‘fake’ winter according to those who have lived here a long time, so I’m curious to see if this one is more normal and what that actually means!

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