When March Becomes Monstrous and Mazelike

To me, spring break is synonymous with warm, sunny beaches while surfing, swimming and exploring.

We didn’t plan a vacation this spring.

*cue sound of needle scratching record*

Dj scratching record gif
Not quite what I was looking for, but you get my drift, right?

No worries! March padded in with little lamb toes. They were so cute and pink and soft… Buds formed on the trees and some leafed out. My roses basked in the warm sunshine. I enjoyed temperatures that hovered in the high sixties.

And then, when we least expected it, that baby lamb transformed into a MONSTROUS WILD CREATURE! I live in Colorado, but I still wasn’t prepared.

We woke up to this on Wednesday.

snow covered windows

Snow flew sideways in quarter-sized flakes plastering our windows like a landscape from The Day After Tomorrow.

The day after tomorrow polar vortex gif

So when you just wake up and you can’t see out your windows ON THE SECOND FLOOR it makes you think. Okay. It made ME think.

Me: Whoa! How much snow fell last night? Thirty feet? Is this Snowmageddon? Is this the beginning of a new Ice Age?

Sure forecasters predicted snow, but in the 2-4 inch range. Inches. Not FEET!

If you look closely, you can see the size of the flakes.


Our Bichon, Roxy, wasn’t having it. She’s a hopper and for having super short front legs, she can race across the lawn like a rabbit, if there isn’t any snow on said lawn.

Roxy couldn’t see above the shoveled path.



She was like:

maze in The Shining gif

After my husband, Danny, shoveled a path to the street, Roxy shot through the tunnel-like maze. She continued to the street right past him to an intersection of tire track on the road. I raced out after her, but she wouldn’t come to me when I called.

A neighbor whose flight was cancelled drove up to us. While we commiserated about the snow and beach vacations, Roxy trotted all the way down the long block until I couldn’t see her anymore. As I grew concerned, her little head appeared in the tire track as she ran back with her head down and tail between her legs.

I brought her back inside the house.


Then I built a snow woman.

Do you think it’s fair that snowman is one word and snow woman is two? I don’t.

building a snow woman

We had heard from a very reliable forecasting source, (Okay, so there is no such thing) temperatures would rise into the 50’s the next day.

Although it warmed up into the 40’s, we woke up to this at twilight on Saturday morning. WHAT? MORE SNOW!

another snowy day backyard photo and pond in Boulder

When will it end?

Snow can fall through May. I better start planning a vacation.

Are you ready for a spring vacation or are you already on one? Can I come and visit?

This is a response to the Friday Photo Challenge – Half-Light in the reverse of the old allegory, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

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  1. There’s room for you here in Puerto Rico!! I’ve been here since 3/19 and am heading back to reality on 4/2. You know me and snow, so all I can say about your unexpected storm is: AYYYYYYYY!! Poor Roxy! I hope by now it’s warmed up some over there! 🙂


    1. Hey, Maria! How are you???
      I’m on my way! It has warmed up and a lot of the snow has melted. It’s raining and I’m expecting to wake up to more snow! Ha! I love it, but worry about the fruit trees and my raspberries. Last year all the buds got nipped.
      Great to “see” you!


  2. I love the image of the snow on the sun loungers. Super poetic! Thankfully Storm Katie has moved out of South of England and we have some blue skies but wow, snow on the ground in early April is pretty radical. I like your snow sculptures. Thank you for sharing this incredible weather.


    1. Thanks so much, Lita! I plan to take a break on one of the sun loungers later today. It is summer-like now!
      We can get snow through May, so I’m not counting it out…yet.
      Glad to hear you survived too. Snowstorms can be a lot of fun!
      Thanks for stopping by!


  3. I like your half-light entry … kind of makes me feel guilty about the sunset pic I took overlooking the observatory. We did a staycation … not too much traveling other than Legoland. But you could come visit us any time, maybe we’ll go paddleboarding next time 🙂


    1. Why the guilt? The storm coincided nicely, although I thought it was a stretch on the poetry prompt. I don’t think anyone cares! 🙂
      I would LOVE to come visit and paddleboard! I’m overdo for a California vacation!


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