Saturday, April 18, 2009

spring snow, rain, snow, rain

A Rocky Mountain spring storm swept out of the mountains yesterday. Early morning snow turned to rain and then seemed not to be able to make a decision through the early afternoon. When the snow finally got serious it buried the landscape in over a foot of heavy wet snow in a short time. Some trees in the metro area made the news by becoming victims of the weight of the snow, many more were on the verge of succumbing.
The lilacs in the backyard were laid flat under the snow, large lumpy mounds of unhappiness.
Now the snow has turned to rain again, pelting down, washing the heavy, sticky wet snow off of trees and bushes and they are slowly, a branch at a time, regaining their original form.

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