The storm that was supposed to be dumping snow on us now was hyped for days ahead of time. When the clouds started building over the Divide, I thought that I was seeing the beginning of the big storm.
Shyla and I played like crazy, thinking that a big storm day was coming. Shyla can still romp in deep snow but I can't!
Alas, yesterday dawned too warm and the storm started as rain and freezing rain. The storm is supposed to keep dropping precipitation on us all night long so perhaps there's a chance that we'll really get snow.
Our morning ride was wet. Both Shyla and I had low energy so it wasn't our most joyous ride ever. I'm guessing that we're seeing side effects of phenobarb again in Shyla. I had hoped that they were gone forever - but I was wrong. As for me, I'm trying to fight a middle ear infection but exhaustion seems to be winning.
And, our wild crocuses (Pasqueflowers) had been soaked in the misty rain and then the droplets had frozen on them. The incredible thing is that these flowers usually bounce right back after a spring storm that freezes them.
I hope that I can show you photos of fluffy fresh snow in my next post but I'm not sure that it will happen. Our world desperately needs a huge snow. Back in 2003, we got 6' of snow in one storm at this time of year. I actually wouldn't mind that kind of storm right about now. It would end our fire danger for a while!