Tuesday, April 10, 2007

In Like a Lion

How do you know it's Spring in Colorado? It snows. And it's freezing on Easter. It was a wet, heavy snow. More like rain that just decided to be colder, and more spiteful. Like a scorned- dare I say- woman getting her one last gesture in revenge before she was finally chased out by the new love. It was cold and uncomfortable. The sort of cold that, when coming out of the movie theatre late Friday night and having to scrape windows, made me think seriously of moving to the desert. I even dreamed about it that night, hearing over and over in my mind "it's a dry heat."

Nonetheless, it is Springtime. There are certain signs everywhere and though it was cold and likely will be again later this week, I know I'm not the only one who's impatiently waiting for warmer days. And I'd be lying, a little, if I said I didn't at least like this weather to an extent.


Spring weather is very unique in Colorado. And though I hate, hate, hate to be cold, the erratic nature of this transition in seasons fits me. It changes it's mind, seemingly on a whim (though always carefully calculated behind the scenes) and when everyone thinks it's become boring and predictable, it throws something new into the mix. Though, I assure you, if I were weather, I'd never throw in snow. It'd be more like sunshine. And beach chairs. I digress.

I suppose this is why the desert will have to wait. I'm somewhat accustomed to this changing of seasons. It's timing and it's ability to surprise from one day to the next is comforting in a way. It's weather that reminds you to soak up the moments, it reminds you of how to live. It's weather that makes you draw every breath a little deeper, to let those mental pictures of smiles on faces and shadows on the ground sink in a little longer. It's the kind of weather that makes you sit on the porch in the late afternoon, hoping to absorb a little sun in anticipation of upcoming getaways. It's the kind of weather that makes you snuggle up one evening only to run through the grass barefoot and toss a ball around the next day.


Most of all, it has promise. Promise of newness, of warmth and of more. Promise of summer bar-b-ques, outdoor concerts and patio lunches. And really, in my mind, even if I have to endure some window scraping, there's still nothing better than knowing the best, what I love and look forward to most, is yet to be.



15 comments:

Nicole said...

Beautiful pictures! It has been snowing off and on in Chicago as well and there is no sign of letting up.

Sizzle said...

sounds good to me!

runliarun said...

You are a poet at heart.

Danielle said...

Ah...see, I wouldn't mind so much the cold wet snow you got, but the 16 degrees with a windchill making it near or below 0 in April is NOT for me...makes me want to move much closer to the equator!

Dawn said...

Saturday in Houston: rainy, upper 30's for temps, and very windy.

Tuesday in Houston: dry, upper 70's for temps, and very sunny.

It's the weirdest thing.

JustRun said...

Nicole- Ugh, enough already, right?

Sizz- Yeah, me too.

Lia- Not like you, though.

Danielle- I agree, the temps need to stay UP this time of year.

Dawn- Sounds like a typical 48 hours here. :)

egan said...

Is it true what they say about Colorado weather:

If you don't like the weather, wait 30 minutes and it will change.

I love the pictures of the buds on the pine trees.

Bre said...

Lovely pictures!

I'm a summer child myself and as such don't think I could handle that type of winter!

Orhan Kahn said...

I wish it snowed here in Sydney. Usually beautiful weather here, thought the hot days aren't dry. Very humid summers.

Backofpack said...

Springtime in Washington yesterday included wind, rain, hail and sun. Oh, and rainbows. Today was gray with rain off and on. I love it all!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think we have rather similar weather in Calgary as you do. It must be the altitude. I like crap weather when I can curl up in my favourite chair with a book for the duration, but how often does that happen?

craig said...

It was snowing here when I went out for my run on Saturday. We don't get a lot of snow around these parts, especially in April. 83 degrees today. Oh, and the scorned woman metaphore was apt.

GirlGoyle said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one covered in snow and longing for the promise to be to finally get here!!

brandy said...

Nice photos! I felt better seeing the snow outside my window when I saw yours! Let's both wish for warm days, I've got me some new rubber boots!

Nat said...

Great photos. We've got snow again here too in MN. Hopefully, it will be spring soon!