We had a visitor!
Flat "Malia" came in the middle of one of our storms.
I made her a snow suit so she could play in the snow.
It was too cold to stay out for long!
We have had crazy weather, with weekly (Yes... I do mean weekly) snow storms! And not to be outdone, May is coming in with her own storm. We are expecting 4-8 inches of snow. It began last night and will run through today. Our poor plants - although I am sure they like the moisture, each storm has come with bitter cold and blowing snow.
Snow covers the tent I made over our tulip bed.
The same tulip bed on April 28.
Tulips that I dug up and divided last year dot another garden.
I covered as many perennials as I could to try to protect them from the 20 degree weather. Hopefully rain that came at the beginning of the storm may have created ice blankets for the buds on our trees. A few have tried to leaf out and were burned badly in other storms. We'll just have to see how things go. There isn't much I can do about it - fretting won't help a thing!
Between snow storms we have had some wonderful weather. We found time to take a few bike rides.
We saw Mr. Red Fox on a bike ride through a Denver area neighborhood. He was enjoying the fine spring day, too! It was so warm, he was trying to sneak a drink of water from this drain pipe.
I took Clyde to see my dad. Clyde is the sweetest Golden Retriever. He belongs to my
Dad seemed to like the fact that Clyde wanted to warm his toes!
We also went to the Botanic Gardens. The snow storms and cold weather burned a lot of their plants, too.
Despite the freeze, there were flowers out and the bees were in a frenzy to harvest nectar.
The A to Z Challenge was great fun. It was a challenge, for sure! Trying to come up with something for each letter of the alphabet was tricky, and by sticking to the topic of our motorhome trip, it was even more of a challenge. I have included links to each of my blog posts below, just in case you missed one or two!
Reading others' posts for the A to Z challenge was the fun part of the challenge. I enjoyed randomly visiting different blogs and seeing what the blog author had to say for a letter. There were 1656 participating blogs by the end of the month, so the possibilities seemed endless. I "met" new friends, and I have also had new friends follow me. I'd like to welcome the new challenge followers. You can find out more about them by clicking on their "Member" icon on my sidebar, or visiting their blogs. They include:
Rowena who writes Designs by Row
Phillip who writes Ariel's Jottings
Damyanti who writes Amlokiblogs
A to Z Challenge Posts
F. Flying High
S. State Parks
T. Tuckered Out
V. Van Horn, TX
So I bid April good-bye, and look forward to May and whatever she will bring. Happy spring to you!