Monday, May 23, 2022

Snow Surprised!


We had a spring surprise this weekend--snow! It was 89 degrees (31.6 C) on Thursday, and then on Friday a cold front and rain came in from the west.  As the temperature dropped the rain turned to snow and it snowed throughout the night.



We woke up Saturday morning to this!





Our area had about 10 inches (25.4 CM) in total and some areas had up to two feet (60.9 CM) of snow!




What happened to Spring? Even the deer was confused!

This sweet yearling buck is growing his first set of antlers.

 


The snow melted very quickly on Sunday as it was sunny and temperatures rose. The snow brought much-needed moisture to much of the state which is a blessing. Sadly, though, many tree limbs fell during the storm as the trees were fully leafed out and the snow was wet and heavy. Many people lost electrical power as a result, but the community I live in has underground electrical lines so we were fine.




I was so glad I held off on planting outside the tomatoes and peppers that I had started growing from seed in March. I had given some to our son, and a neighbor, that they planted, but experience told me I could not trust that we had our last frost as yet.  I will wait until June to put them out and hope for the best.





Our oldest grandson's Lacrosse team was able to play their championship game today!  As you can see the snow had all melted with just a bit left in the foothills.





Our oldest granddaughter's class went on a field trip to Denver, last week and I had to share this cute photo of her hugging the 40-foot-high (12.2 meters))  Big Blue Bear sculpture that is outside the convention center.  The sculpture is by Lawrence Argent and its official name is "I See What You Mean."  

This is the last week of school for the grandchildren and we are all looking forward to a wonderful summer. Do you have any special summer plans?

Have a wonderful week! 

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37 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,
I love the Big Blue Bear photo, so cute! The snow looks pretty, I am hoping our last frost is long over now. The deer are so cute, love the wet buck.
Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The snow pics are pretty and I know you needed the moisture! My niece lives outside of Denver and I saw pics of here running track with piles of snow in the back ground!

Barbara R. said...

Great photos that tell the story of your changing weather! Amazing! Hope the gardening can start next week, since June is almost upon us!

R's Rue said...

Your photos are gorgeous. The snow is beautiful. I love it so much. Have a lovely day my friend. Regine
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

carol l mckenna said...

The Blue Bear sculpture is awesome ~ And snow! Yikes ~ weather is crazy everywhere ~ Great photos ~ Xo


Wishing you good healthy, laughter and love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Tom said...

...this isn't funny!

Janice said...

Always a surprise with the weather. Our grandsons played lacrosse, too. Have missed the blue bear o my visits to Denver. Thanks for sharing.

Mitzi said...

The weather this year has definitely been weird. How adorable are those deer!

Linda said...

WOW!! What an amazing snow scene you had! Good for the moisture, that's for sure. I love the area you live in and miss my twice yearly (at least!) trips up from Texas to Colorado of years gone by. Louis Dean and I may drive up in September either on our way up to Kansas City or back - making a big detour just so I can see the Rocky Mountains again! There used to be a restaurant up from Golden in the mountains called El Dorado Steak House (I think) and I am wondering if it is still there. Maybe I can Google and find out! I loved coming down from there at night after having dinner and seeing all the lights of Denver spread out like sparkling diamonds on a black velvet dress!

Mitzi said...

Snow is awesome, but the weather this year has been very odd. The deer, while confused are indeed lovely to see.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine photos of that cute young deer. The Blue Bear sculpture is amazing. My son also had a foot or more of snow on Saturday, but the sun should melt it away before long, and the moisture was needed.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It always seems sad to me to see snow late in spring. I hope it warms up for you soon.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I watched the Vail webcam and enjoyed seeing the snowfall! Now, people are back wearing shorts! Enjoy your week!

Jeanie said...

Even when you need the moisture, ten inches of snow in mid-May is a bit to take. But your photos are fabulous, especially that magnificent deer with snow! He's wonderful!

Lydia C. Lee said...

That blue bear is great! Wow! I love the snow too but we don't get it....so it's always exciting for me to see.

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Joanne said...

Oh my goodness; what crazy weather! That big blue bear sculpture is amazing.

stevebethere said...

Lovely photos Pat that big bear is brilliant heheh!

Have a beartastic week 👍

William Kendall said...

You wonder what the deer thought of that.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I guess there are blessings even in the snow. You got the needed moisture and it didn't last long.

Janice Smith said...

The photo of the yearling buck is incredible!!! It looks like a painting.
Living in New England, I’m used to crazy swings in the weather, but nothing like what you experienced. :-)

ellen b. said...

I'm glad your dry ground got a good soak from this melting snow! Beautiful photos!

Angie said...

Pat - we are in Grand Cayman, and today we were diving. One of the other divers on the boat is from Boulder, and he was telling us about this surprise snow fall! So glad for the precipitation, even if it meant some tree damage and (temporary) power loss. Our summer plans include the usual activities - hiking, gardening, kayaking. We will also be making a trip to Idaho Falls over the fourth of July to visit our son! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Fun60 said...

Wow that really was a snowfall and not just a little flutter. How sensible not to plant your seedlings out just yet. The grandchildren don't finish school for another couple of months yet but I have already sorted out a week's trip to a petting farm for us all which they are excited about.

Hilly Nicolay said...

Some special snow in May.
Beautiful pictures.

(I ended up here via another blog :)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Hilly

Jackie McGuinness said...

I think we had our week of summer a week ago. Now we are back to rain and cold.
I did put some plants on the balcony this weekend.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

The west has been so dry this year, snow certainly brought much needed moisture. Everything also looks so beautiful when it snows. Good thing you held out of planting though.

-Soma

Sharon Wagner said...

A winter wonderland...I mean spring fling. Sigh.

Jocelyn said...

Wow! That was a surprise.

Rambling Woods said...

It has been a strange spring...snow here too...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've been hearing about your crazy weather. Love the photo of the deer. He looks soaked to the bone!

diane b said...

Wow they are beautiful photos of the snow. Glad you could save your plants. Hope the snow helped your drought problem. It's usually us with drought but we have the opposite this year due to the long La Nina influence.

Jim said...

That bear is huge.

Unknown said...

What a surprise in the change of weather. It seems all so sudden, yet I love the snow-topped branches they look like those from a Christmas postcard.
That big bear is amazing too!

Lydia C. Lee said...

Thanks also for joining in #Allseasons

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's the craziest example of what I know is changeable weather in beautiful Colorado! But all that snow and then it melted the next day is simply mind-boggling. My kids are on the other side of the state now, so I didn't near personally about this storm, as they didn't get snow, but I had read about it. Glad you didn't lose power -- underground utilities sure seems like the right way to go!! Have a wonderful summer -- we plan to be in Oregon for most of it!

csuhpat1 said...

Wow, what extreme. The snow pics are beautiful. #allseasons