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*
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 flew sideways in quarter-sized flakes plastering our windows like a landscape from The Day After Tomorrow.
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:
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.
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!
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.”