We've had a much needed snowstorm this past weekend....remnants of the snow still remain as the winds blew fiercely and piled snow in drifts along fences and on the north sides of buildings.
The Rockies got a fresh dusting of powdered sugar, the roads took on an icy edge...
And the dry landscape took on a more snowy look.
The rivers are melting, but it is very obvious their levels are quite low.
The grasslands are harshly under-watered and are quick to catch fire
And a week before Easter, here's how the sleepy town of Estes Park looks
The winding roads got a bit more treacherous
The animals were lured closer to the roadways to find tidbits to eat
And the elk came out of the forests to bask in the sunshine with their friends. If you look closely, you can see a bird approaching this one in the middle.....
It is no longer safe to walk across ponds and streams
And even the elk (look closely in the background) are beginning to look for a picnic site!
Lovely Easter cards have arrived in the mail from faraway friends who make me smile
Moss is beginning to appear on the rock outcroppings
And the feeders are emptying faster and faster as nests are beginning to appear in the pines
I'm working on table settings for the upcoming wedding and seeing how our mismatched plates and silverware will all go together
And the Easter decorations have graced my bookshelves
There are bunnies and eggs everywhere!!
But most of all, there is the hope of Spring!!
The joy of rebirth
The promise of life and love and renewal
May you each be blessed with a joyous Easter and my the bunny bring you a basket filled with fun!