Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Frosted Morning

There is a scene in one of the Monty Python Films (I am pretty sure it was Monty Python and the Holy Grail) where the film switches to one of their bizarre animations and the announcer says:

"Winter changed into spring. Spring changed into summer. Summer changed back into winter. And winter gave spring and summer a miss and went straight on into autumn. Until one day..."
I gotta tell you, that is what it is feeling like these days in Lakewood! The weather here in Colorado has never been the most stable thing in our lives, but it is… shall we say… interesting!

We started the week in a lovely spring mode; the trees and grass all greening, the spring bulbs putting on a show, the burrowing animals coming out of their long sleep. Tuesday was a lovely summer day; the light long-sleeve shirt I wore while walking the dog really more than I needed. I broke a sweat as the temperatures reached almost eighty degrees. Yesterday, summer changed into winter.

A front came through here yesterday. The winds were nice to blow away the dead leaves that are strewn everywhere, and the snow was great to help put out the early fire-season wildfires that were already burning in the south of the state. I think I can probably do without the five inches of new snow on the park paths and the slush on the roads. Ah well, that's fine. It's only for a day.

Temperatures today are supposed to be in the low fifties. All this snow should be gone by sunset. This is why we don't plant here until Mother's Day!

Wherever you are today, I hope that your day is lovely, whatever the weather!

Don Bergquist – April 17, 2008 – Lakewood, Colorado, USA

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