Weather today was a little nutty. For a second day in a row we’ve had a boatload of hail in Westminster Colorado. At one point we had a tornado warning which had my wife, daughter, and three dogs all hiding in our bathrooms—the most central rooms in our house. We don’t have a basement.
I got a few shots with my camera and a several short videos of the afternoon’s “events”. Our poor vegetable garden was shredded and our trees are becoming leaf challenged.
I tweeted a bit about what was going on and included the hash tag #freakedout – which seemed to surprise my wife. I have to say that tornados, to me, are pretty scary. They seem so chaotic and unpredictable to me.
Despite we have been told by the weather man that Wednesday night could bring another blanket of snow there are more encouraging signs of spring.
My lilacs are starting to bud. The forsythia is flowering in the back yard, our lawn is greening up.
This past weekend I cleaned up the backyard--eight bags of garbage. Lots of fallen branches, leaves, garbage that had blown into our backyard and a ton of things that the dogs brought into the backyard.
I also tuned up my bike and my daughter's bike.
Then today, another sure sign and one that I love to see every year.
Yesterday afternoon it began snowing in Metro-Denver. Just a wisp. Not much accumulation. By the evening there was about an inch or so. Today we kept getting snow--so there are about 4 inches. However, in the midst of all of it we are being told that the temperature will plummet.
It will be -2 F or roughly -19 C tonight. BRRRRR! Needless to say, the Napoleon is well stocked up and burning away.