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May Day 2013 – Colorado Denver Area Snow

Happy Spring chick on a daisy animated

While others in North America are enjoying a wonderful flowering Spring, here in Colorado we have had snow every week for the past 4 weeks and today “May Day” is no different.

You may Click on the Pictures below to see them full sized, I didn’t want to put them all full sized on the page, because the page would load slowly. May Day 2013 - Snowy Evergreen tree at honestlymariah dot come household

I cannot believe this, I know people have visions of Colorado Snowing all year round. This is not true, but it’s the expectations for the State, trust me I have a picture buried somewhere of the temperature outside when it hit 111 degrees last year. This mistake about the climate is sort of like the mistake that others made when I moved from the Eastern United States to Minnesota as a child and people thought I would go to a little school house like on Little House on the Prairie (an old TV show & book by Laura Ingalls Wilder).

May Day Colorado 2013 Snowy Crabapple Tree at the HonestlyMariah dot com household


snowy may day - a tree with bird houses and fence at the honestlymariah dot com household


Anyway in over 22 years in Colorado, I’ve never seen snowfall (that I recall) this late in the season… this freak snow storm has me really missing my favorite Spring Flowers that I recall from my youth out East.

I found some beautiful pictures of the Dogwood Trees at and she was sweet enough to let me post them here… ahhhh a taste of spring and some flowers that I really miss in spring. Thank you so much Angela for letting me share your beautiful photos with my readers!

Picture of the lovely pink dog wood in bloombeautiful close up of Pink Dogwood in full Bloom






White Dogwood bunch in full bloom

I always loved the white dogwoods most (I know  you’d expect it to be the pink) but it was because it always shows up more… the area at the middle end of each petal where it looks like the end of the petals have a blemish on them, and yet they are so very lovely. As an adult I think that that is the way I am with my friends, it’s those unusual/blemished and uniqueness inside and outside of them that makes them so very beautiful too! 🙂

Well, I hope that this is finally the last snowstorm of the season here… we really (I really) can use another taste of spring and doesn’t it figure my Plum Tree started blooming just the day before the snow! I hope that the blooms live through this.

Thank you again Angela for showing me a lovely breath of Spring from your area of the country and letting me share the beautiful pictures that you took, with my readers! 🙂

Love and hugs, as I wish you all Health, Happiness and Warmth on this May Day!




Diary of a Snow Shoveler – Humor

I recently received this in an email and thought that it was worth sharing here:

Diary of a Snow Shoveler — Funniest Thing You Will Read This Season

Diary of a snow shoveler, probable location – Upstate (Central NY)

December 8 – 6:00 PM
It started to snow.
The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat  for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven.
It looked like a Grandma Moses Print.
So romantic we felt like newlyweds again.
I love snow!

December 9
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape.
What a fantastic sight!
Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had!
Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again.
I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again.
What a perfect life!

December 12
The sun has melted all our lovely snow.
Such a disappointment!
My neighbor tells me not to worry- we’ll definitely have a white Christmas.
No snow on Christmas would be awful!
Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again
I don’t think that’s possible.
Bob is such a nice man, I’m glad he’s our neighbor.

December 14
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night.
The temperature dropped to -20.
The cold makes everything sparkle so.
The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks.
This is the life!
The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.
I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way.
I wish l wouldn’t huff and puff so.

December 15
20 inches forecast.
Sold my van and bought a 4×4 Blazer..
Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels.
Stocked the freezer.
The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out..
I think that’s silly.
We aren’t in Alaska, after all.

December 16
Ice storm this morning.
Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt.
Hurt like hell.
The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17
Still way below freezing.
Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 hours.
I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her.
Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her.
God I hate it when she’s right.
I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20
Electricity’s back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night.
More shoveling!
Took all day.
The damn snowplow came by twice.
Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey.
I think they’re lying.
Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out.
Might have another shipment in March.
I think they’re lying.
Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he’s lying.

December 22
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white   shit fell today, and it’s so cold, it probably won’t melt till August.
Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss.
By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel.
Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he’s too busy.  I think the asshole is lying.

December 23
Only 2 inches of snow today
And it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she, nuts?!!
Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago?
She says she did but I think she’s lying.

December 24
6 inches – Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel..
Thought I was having a heart attack.
If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel.
I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.

December 25
Merry freaking Christmas!
20 more inches of the damn slop tonight -Snowed in.
The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow!
Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel.
The wife says I have a bad attitude.
I think she’s an idiot.
If I have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to stuff her into the microwave..

December 26
Still snowed in.
Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea.
She’s really getting on my nerves.

December 27
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

December 28
Warmed up to above -20.
Still snowed in.
The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29
10 more inches.
Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in.
That’s the silliest thing I ever heard.   How dumb does he think I am?

December 30
Roof caved in.
I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass.
The wife went home to her mother.
Nine more inches predicted.

December 31
I set fire to what’s left of the house.
No more shoveling.

January 8
Feel so good.
I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?