Every year, I hope a huge snowstorm hits Colorado in October. Those first snowflakes are so magical. Memories of snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, not to mention ski season, baking, and slow-cooked meals, always brings out the kid in me. Read on for photos of this amazing Colorado snowstorm.
While we were in Europe, I checked the Colorado forecast on my phone. I was stoked when a little snowflake appeared. Many times (most of the time) our forecasters predict huge amounts of snow at the slightest hint of a storm so I didn’t get my hopes up until our jet touched down in Denver and we drove home. Instead of the usual traffic warnings posted on electronic signs, they were lit up with severe winter weather warnings. Whoa!
Blinded by the sunlight and overheated by temps in the 70’s while wearing a blouse and jeans, I couldn’t believe it would be a predicted high of 26 degrees Sunday. No way. Out here in the West, we have an expression: The warm before the storm, but come on!
Here’s another expression:
Red sky at night is sailors delight. Red sky at morning gives sailors first warning.
Well, looky here! Unedited and taken through the window last night. What storm?
Jet lag is real, but coming home to the States is so much easier on the body than flying to Europe. Not sure why except I went to bed early and woke up super refreshed at 5:00 AM. I can’t remember the last time I had this much energy. Watch out, everyone!
I opened up the curtain to our little porch and POW! I’m writing this and it’s still dark outside AND snowing. Those are NOT falling stars.
For years I have hoped for an early frost and snow. Instead, I would cut down my geraniums and replace them with pumpkins on Halloween night. The vines always added a little extra to the display.
This just in!
Gardening season is officially over.
Good thing we flew in yesterday!
This is about the only fall color in my yard since it’s still so early.
The pond is my favorite muse.
One last look.
Forget about weeding today. My hand quickly numbed with the cold.
I had wanted to dig out the tropical plants before first freeze, but I don’t think they’ll make it now. Colorado weather usually bounces back pretty quickly after a storm, but it’s still snowing at 10:00! Oh, well.
I’ll make chili for lunch and wear my favorite sweater. Maybe I’ll get the sled out and hit our little hill with the neighbor kids. Lol. Snow always brings out the kid in me.
What’s the weather like in your part of the world? Is the snow coming your way? Batten down the hatches and pick your tomatoes.
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