Sunday, April 7, 2013

It Likes to Snow Here

     We received about 7 or 8 cm (3 in) of snow last night. It was the kind of snow that fills the sky with snowflakes. You look at your street lights and the air looks like it's full of fluttering snowflakes.

    Three inches is a pretty good snow fall for us. Our air is dry. Now I know some people get many times more snow and would think this is nothing.

   These systems come in and circle around and gather energy and then they sling themselves southeast towards Minnesota. As they move east they pick up more energy and moisture. So when they get to Minnesota the system is full of snow.
  
   So I'm afraid that my blogging friend Far Side is in for more snow. I know that she's sick of winter and has cabin fever but there's nothing I can do but let this system go.


The roof on the tree stump is my snow indicator


Mountain Ash trunks that catch snow


A little juniper weighed down with the snow load


A van that needs to be cleaned off


A dog walker taking to the road


A sporty new coat


One more time shoveling

26 comments:

  1. your title made me laugh! :) it sure is beautiful (from here).

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  2. People are soooo ready for Spring and warmer weather. I know I am.

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    1. I think you're with the 99.9% of us.

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  3. Geez. Don't the weather gods know it's spring?? In winter three inches of new snow is quite lovely. Now? Not so much.

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    1. Hold everything! It's not the third weekend in May yet. We seem to regularly get a snow storm then as it's the first long week end and everybody wants to go out camping.

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  4. Red you got the doggone snow too, hopefully this is the last of it now... enough is enough already!

    Have a wonderful week, hopefully a snow free week!

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    1. It's not the May long week end yet!

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  5. I can't say that I envy you right now, Red. And snow is so heavy at this time of the year. I wish you warm spring weather soon!

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    1. warm weather will come. An optimist like me has a hard time hearing all the complainers.

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  6. I love snow Red but here in April I'd glad it's you and not me.
    That little doggie looks quite fetching in his colorful coat!

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    1. The dog coat was rather colorful...a good contrast with the snow.

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  7. I keep thinking that also - whenever we do have a good day I think YAHOO - no more snow, but Mother Nature always fools us with one more storm. Those photos above are really nice Red and I love the wee dog in sporty coat. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Yes, I've never seen anything that colorful.
      You know we'll get lots more snow before it's finished.

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  8. So sorry to read this! What storms!

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    1. Hey, you know I like storms. I really like thunderstorms.

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  9. Oh, boo! I also feel bad for Far Side and all the other MinneSNOWda people. Your pictures make it all look so pretty, but darn it, it's time to stop with the snow and start with the green stuff! :-)

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    1. Once this goes things green up here very rapidly.

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  10. Oh my that's a lot of snow. We're supposed to get snow by this afternoon. Old Man Winter is really hanging on to us this year!

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    1. Yes it was a pretty big storm and there's another one coming towards the week end.

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  11. I hope it dumps in the mountains and just rattles us down here. The wind is horrible right now and the rain is full of dirt, but so far no snow. We have gone from 60* to 40* in 15 minutes!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    1. Mountain weather can be very extreme. I have been up on peeks and ridges when storms whip up and go through. It can be scary.

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  12. It is so many years since I saw snow like that that I've almost forgotten what it's like.

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  13. Thanks Red..it snowed itself out before it got here..but 60 miles North of us they got about four inches. It is always nice of our neighbors to the north to share! :)

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  14. Pretty, but I am ready for spring! Instead we have a winter storm warning on for tomorrow and Friday. Siiiigh

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  15. Wow I though New England was getting a slow start with Spring but looks like Minnesota is still looking for it ! That Mountain Ash tree sure looks pretty in the snow.

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