summer snow

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »


Our first snow was on the ground when we woke up Friday morning.  Snow in summer–woo-hoo.  The snow, the stars in the clear morning sky, and the fire David lit later made it feel like December instead of barely the end of summer.


It doesn’t help that people keep their Christmas lights up all year around here.  Not us, of course.  We’re not like those mountain hillbilly people.  Well, we do have one string up–but inside, where no one else can see.  And maybe just one more going out to the playhouse.  Ok, we are hillbillies.


Only a few aspens have begun changing, and it looked odd to have a wintry blanket over green leaves.  But by evening the sun was out and the snow was gone, and the next morning we awoke to another day of summer.   The kids and I took a walk on our dirt road in t-shirts, and it was so hot Zia was gasping for a bit of shade.  We had to take a shortcut through the woods back to our house to get out of the sun.

Gotta love Colorado.  Snow this September, floods last September, fires the year before that.  But I wouldn’t trade these mountains for anywhere–’cause where else would a hillbilly call home?

7 Responses to “summer snow”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee……snow already :(. BUT I always LOVE the sun afterward……have a wonderful day…luv u/ mom

  2. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says on :

    It’s so beautiful but I think I would cry. No… I KNOW I would cry.

    Wishing you well.

  3. mountain girl says on :

    Haha…it would be a short cry, though. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Jennifer Miller says on :

    I flew home FR morning with a bunch of people who were wearing shorts and tank tops and freaked out when the captain announced it was 33 degrees in Denver. Hello. It’s Colorado. What do they expect?

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Yep…ALWAYS expect the unexpected in Colorado! 🙂

  6. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says on :

    OMG!!!!! I don’t know whether to squeal with delight or cry for you!!! LOL!!! It is so crazy to see snow in September when it’s still officially summer. Predictions for the northeast/New York area are for above average temps and above average snowfall this winter. Possibly worse than last year. Oh well. There’s nothing you can do about the weather. By the way, we have a string of lights that are hung up in our dining room all year ’round. I love them!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  7. appleshoe says on :

    Nice!.. I’m a snow bird. I may just have to move to Colorado. We’ve had a few flurries in MN but nothing that beautiful. Be well, Stay warm.

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