The weather for the Rotary Duck Race on May 6 was brilliant and I thought winter was behind us. Mother Nature can be fickle, however, and from Wednesday night through Friday afternoon, we had more than three feet of snow. Once it started snowing, it just wouldn't quit. Today has been sunny and the snow is rapidly melting. Our power stayed on throughout the storm but several neighborhoods in the area lost their electricity. The snow was heavy and wet, bending branches of our newly leafed out aspens to the ground. Fortunately, we lost only one large branch.
|Back deck on Thursday afternoon|
|Back deck on Friday morning|
|The hummingbirds in the area were cold and confused. I kept my two feeders filled with|
sugar water and they kept sucking it up. I had to brush the snow off every half hour.
Here are a couple of photos taken from our local newspaper.
|A local barn collapsed under the weight of the snow.|
|If you look closely, you can see a power line worker (dressed in green) at the|
top of the pole trying to restore power while a moose ambles through the snow below.