Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Snow in Northern Colorado

You saw the pansies right after I planted them in the previous post.

Here's what they looked like yesterday. The pansies were next to the dahlia, which is the thingie sticking up above the snow.



And here's what the flowers look like this morning.




I don't know know what else to say.

14 comments:

Donna Volkenannt said...

The snow looks lovely, but on Mother's day?

I hope those flowers are hardy!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia .. oh crumbs is all I can think of ... that looks like a real snowfall .. and I do hope the flowers survive ... it's warm under that white coating - you may not think so, but let's hope the flowers do ...

Oh boy ... well you did say you were disappearing into a few books .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about that! I'd take the cold right now though.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hmm, maybe MOTHER Nature had a problem with Mother's Day this year? Yikes!

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Donna -- I'm not sure any of them will make it, mostly because the hail storm did a lot of damage even before the snows came.

Last year my spinach and lettuce survived three spring snows, Hilary. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I may be replanting next weekend.

Alex, I'll see if I can push the cold and snow back your way. The Midwesterners don't seem to want it.

Stephanie Faris said...

So pretty--but I hate when everything blooms and something like that happens. Here it just gets cold again. Often much of it will survive.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat Really? Snow for Mother's Day? Wow! Honestly I'd never heard of that happening before. I hope some of your plants make it.

Alana White said...

Whoa! Interesting, Patricia...enjoyed the photos.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Hope your flowers survive. We had a bit of snow and a cold, cold wind here in Colorado Springs. The sun is finally back and the snow is on its way out (I hope until the fall, but who knows)!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I guess we need to count our blessings we got snow instead of tornadoes. When I saw the damage in Kansas and Nebraska, I decided snow wasn't so bad after all.

Eileen Goudge said...

Hey, at least it's white. Here in NYC snowfall stays white for all of 2 minutes on sidewalks with all the foot traffic, both human and canine. That said, I am rooting for spring weather for you, Patricia.

Jan Morrison said...

We had snow here but I hadn't planted anything. Way too early here for planting! I am always surprised at how hardy pansies are though - especially the small johnny-jump-ups that maybe aren't technically pansies but sure seem the same! I will hope your pansies survive and dream of my own some day soon.

Julie Luek said...

You know, I really try not to be whiny about this weather, but oh boy, it sure is hard to take sometimes. We still look like we're in the dead of winter-- not even the trees dare release their leaves yet. I keep gritting my teeth and saying, "We need the moisture". It does help. I also remind myself that this summer, when everyone else is sweltering, I'll be cool and comfy in my mountains. :)

LD Masterson said...

Mother Nature has a mean sense of humor sometimes.