Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Spring Snow and May Day Sunset

Since we moved to Colorado during the Winter of '97, we've always had to wait till almost Mother's Day before turning on the underground sprinklers to water our lawn.

You see, there's always one last snow fall just before Mother's Day weekend.

This past Saturday, I think we got the expected snow fall, about three inches, but it was wet snow and it didn't stick around for a long time at all.

Still, it was enough to get me to go riding with Scarlett for what should be the last set of snow pics until sometime in October of this year.




As you can see, it made the trees look pretty good though I wonder how much the snow damaged the spring growth already evident in the trees.

May Day, first day in May, the international call for help for vessels and planes, what used to be when the Soviet Union paraded its military might at the Kremlin....such a mixed bag of signals for one day.

The sunset for May Day was not great, but there were brief, oh so very brief, instances when the light shone through the massive clouds along the Colorado Front Range:

 Fiona at the May Day Sunset

 This picture would have been better had one of the light beams 
shone on the Denver skyline buildings to the right....

I liked the way the red light shone through the layers of clouds...

Scarlett and I are home safe from a week in the Moab, Utah region.  I wonder where we shall go next together.

6 comments:

SonjaM said...

Enough already with the white stuff, Dom. Bring on summer (please?). We had a very cold April, and also had to deal with another albeit brief dump of snow. But seriously... I am ready for warmer weather now.

Charlie6 said...

Did the white stuff bring shivers to you SonjaM? If so, my work is done. :)

Pretty sure that's the last of it until Fall arrives, unless I end up going up into the mountains.....

Trobairitz said...

Wow, one last snowfall. At least it makes for pretty pictures and melts quick this time of year.

Charlie6 said...

Yep, Mother's day, or rather the day after is when we know its safe to turn on the water supply to the underground sprinklers.

BeemerGirl said...

The trees do look gorgeous with that snow. But yep, they can cause damage. Hope they bounce back. And Scarlett always looks great in contrast.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks BeemerGirl, her color was a definite deciding factor.