Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Is Coming

by Maggie Sefton

The garden patio at the back of the Lambspun shop in Fort Collins.

Okay---you folks have heard me mention how mild our weather in Northern Colorado
was during most of  February and now into March.  Our mountains and ski resorts got lots of snow which is great for them,   but along the Front Range of the Rockies (where Denver and Fort Collins both are located) our weather  stayed warmer and milder.  We had a nice snow early in February and that's the last we've seen here in Fort Collins.  Believe it or not, we actually could use some rain or snow because it would bring much needed moisture.  I've already run the garden hose on several of my rose bushes and large plants like the Peony.

Because of all that warmer weather and the bright sunshine which comes every day, many of our  trees have already budded out and dropped seed pods all over the yards and patios.  Leaves should start to appear by the end of the month.  :)

And, I've sneezed a few times, which confirms that Spring Stuff is floating in the air.  :)  I don't have big problems with allergies which I can counteract with the little over-the-counter pink pills, so I'm not complaining.  I've had scores of friends who have BIG problems with all sorts of allergies, so their lives are seriously affected.  I get to spend most afternoons sitting outside with my laptop writing away.

Crabapple tree in Vienna, Virginia last spring.

Of course, a brief cold front could (and often will) blow across the mountains and drop some light snow in the last of March and during April.   Not a problem.  With our bright Colorado sunshine every day, those spring snows literally melt away in a day.

What's your weather like now?  Still cold and filled with snow?  Or, are you seeing hints of an early Spring, too.