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Joyce – This is the coldest Spring we’ve had in several years. But, no, it’s not unusual. I grew up 150 miles from here and 1000 feet lower in elevation. In that area Spring arrives a bit earlier, but it is not unusual (‘though not the norm) to see a snowstorm as late as July 4. So, being at the higher elevation it’s not unusual (‘though not the norm) to have this type of cold, wet spring. As we’ve been in a drought for many years we give thanks for all the moisture that falls. We would prefer rain by now, but we’ll take snow if that’s all we can get. Our reservoirs have become dangerously low. Last year the farmers were cut off from their irrigation water before the growing season ended. So, while we prefer warmer weather and an end to snow, we are grateful to see an end to the drought.
Nice post! It’s hard for me to believe that the snow just keeps flying around here. I’m quite ready for a full fledged trip to summer. It’s almost too late for spring and yes, I know, this happens every few years, but…
I so enjoyed your photo and words!
Our snow is almost gone. It turned into a nice day this afternoon. Hopefully it warms up for you and rains. That cleans everything up so nice and will bring the water table up. We had drought years so last year and this year have brought the water levels up.
I know I’m slow – I should just comment the first time I read! But I wanted to tell you that is a beautiful series of haiku. Also, I hope your spring warms up soon. We actually have rain/snow forecast today, too.