Yessiree bob. Right here in the backyard. The Abominable Snowman. In October.
Now, I know I shouldn’t be surprised by snow in October. I’ve been living in the Rocky Mountains long enough to know that it snows now. Sometimes even in September. I’ve spent many a birthday with the snowflakes softly falling.
That being said, I don’t quite remember a foot of the stuff. But as there have been many, many birthdays, I would concede that perhaps the memory isn’t quite what it used to be.
Today brought a beautiful, cerulean blue sky, not a cloud in sight with sunlight streaming through the variously yellow shaded leaves of the aspen trees. The contrast of the gold, yellow, bright green, and orange leaves against the snow-covered branches of the deep green pine trees was really quite stunning. The white and black bark of the aspen trees was accentuated and it all came together to paint quite a pretty picture. See below.
There was snow shoveling and ‘snowgirl’ building (note the aspen leaf hair decoration) followed by a snowball fight in which daddy got his clock cleaned by the girls! Yea girl power!!!
Hot chocolate followed with some more oohing and aahing at the color palette out the backdoor.
We are so blessed.