Snow clouds over our area, of the Front Range of Colorado, tell me that March is coming in like a lion this year. No surprise, as traditionally March is the snowiest month. Spring may be only 19 days away on the calendar, but it takes its time arriving at our higher elevations. (All photos will enlarge for easier viewing if clicked on)
When I lived in New York City, experience taught me not to plant anything outside before the middle of May, even if we had a few weeks of mild weather before. In our area of Colorado I wait even a little longer, as rain can turn quickly into a snow shower, even in June! Snow is relished here, as it means moisture for our high desert climate.
Even though the Denver area broke a 103 record for snowfall this year of 22.1 inches, we've had a very mild winter so far with many days in the 60's and even some in the 70's. The changeable weather keeps life interesting!
Winter holds a beauty all its own!
It pulls its white blanket of snow over the landscape....
...and makes the red rocks look like gingerbread frosted with icing.....
....and the deer seek shelter and warmth under the pine trees.
I enjoy Winter's silence, and its message to slow down and be patient. Spring will arrive and the earth will be re-born. In the meantime I am enjoying this season and its promises of what is to come.
Thank you all for you kind messages of sympathy for the loss of my dear friend Lucie. There was extra heartbreak in that her son, who was also battling cancer the past two years, passed away, just two days after Lucie did. Please keep their family in your prayers as they deal with this tremendous loss and their feelings of grief. Although Lucie and her son's lives were so short, they were lives well lived, and I know that brings their family comfort as they hold onto their precious memories.
I hope you enjoyed my last two posts about a recent visit I made to New York City. I still have more interesting and unusual places to show from that trip. I also returned last week from a quick visit to New Orleans, Louisiana and I will soon be showing some highlights from that delightful city.
How did March arrived in your area? Like a lion or like a lamb? I know we are all looking forward to Spring!
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