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Our Spring Snow Storm

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

It has been snowing for that past 24 hours, a heavy wet spring snow. Schools closed down yesterday afternoon as the snow accumulation was much more than predicted. There was no need or desire to be out in the mess, so yesterday I sat in my condo reading and writing while listening to tree branches snapping and cracking. I took down the soup from the freezer and put it on the stove. Nothing better than a winter storm outside and the smell of soup cooking inside. This storm has brought some heavy damage to our trees.

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

This morning I ventured to Rowland Moore Park in the interest of seeing how much damage to the trees. I was surprised to see only small to medium branches were broken and no trees down. But, I also could see the amount of snow accumulation on the picnic tables. I read this morning the snow accumulation on Fort Collins was 5 inches. However, I estimated 8 inches at my condo and by looking at this table that seems accurate.

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

The campus at Colorado State University took some heavy damage. This sidewalk is along Shields Avenue on the west side of campus. I was shocked as I drove along and needed to stop a few images of the damage. In this image you can see multiple tree branches down and one tree completely uprooted and laying in the parking lot. Just around the corner from here was a massive tree that had come done and was on top a someones car. They are not going to be happy. 🙁

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Where’d Spring Go?

Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

A cold front has moved in and brought much-needed moisture but also cold temperatures. The rain began yesterday afternoon then became a mix of rain and snow. Some periods were just snow as you can see in the above image taken from my porch around 4:30 pm. All is well this morning as the snow accumulation was no more than a dusting. But now we live with the cold for the next 36 hours. I’m hoping the mountains received a lot more snow. 

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Spring Colors

Yellow Tulip

Yellow Tulip

“I don’t let go of my thoughts, I meet them with understanding, then they let go of me.” Byron Katie

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Born With Love

Tulips on Campus

Tulips on Campus

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” Marianne Williamson

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Spring Blossoms

We had snow in the high country but rain and slush along the foothills. Signs of Spring are everywhere. Enjoy your week! 

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It’s May First

Snow on Horsetooth

Snow on Horsetooth

And, we awoke to a third day of rain/snow mix. My weather app said it was 34 degrees at 6:00 am. Not sure how much snow they have in the mountains but I think it’s a lot. Farmers are going to love this. We have almost an inch of moisture. I took this image late this morning at Cathy Fromme Natural area. I’m pretty sure the higher mountains are white but with the cloud cover I can tell. Stay warm.

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White Tulip and Friends

White Tulip and Friends

White Tulip and Friends

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.” ― Marianne Williamson

 

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