February 25, 2013
We finally had a real honest-to-goodness blizzard over the weekend, with snow and wind and drifts and everything.
This is fantastic. It’s a huge relief, in fact. In the past we’ve had two or three of these big snows each winter, along with at least one really big snow, that gets measured in feet. For my area of Colorado, the Front Range, this is our first big snow of the year. Everything else has been a dusting, or a couple of inches at most. We’re so dry, so drought-stricken, we needed this very badly and I’d been starting to think we wouldn’t get it. Which would make next summer’s fire risk even worse than last year’s. And last year’s was so very bad.
As it is, I’ve taken “water trees” off my to do list, which is nice. But if we could get one more of these big snows in before spring, that would be even better. It’s not unheard of — Starfest in April nearly got snowed out a few years ago. Fingers crossed.
The Oscars: I wouldn’t mind them cutting off acceptance speeches so rudely quite as much if it wasn’t so blazingly obvious that the actors are exempted from the time limit.