Saturday, April 04, 2009
We woke to snow covered grass this morning and it should continue all day. Initial reports suggested more than a foot of snow was on its way, but it seems that the forecast has changed and we might get closer to 8 inches.
While the south prepares their spring flowers and starts cultivating green grass, we enter the second snowiest month of the year. No planting for us until after Mother's Day. Starting around Halloween, 7 months of our year here in Colorado are filled with snow. Skiing can go as late as June at some resorts, depending on which direction the mountain faces. Blake and Carter skied Cinco de Mayo last year at Arapahoe Basin.
While visiting Kansas last week, I inquired about the seasons and was told that they're usually OK to plant at this point but that the snow has been more frequent than most years. Blake said they're expecting this storm to move their way tomorrow.
In preparation for a day inside, we shopped for groceries last night and have some projects in the kitchen to look forward to. And, a nap. It's lovely to curl up by the fire with a good book on a day like this and sleep, warm and cozy inside while it snows outdoors.
Carrot and rice soup, homemade bread and some stove top popcorn will keep us busy today. Enjoy your weekend!