Greetings from Colorado! This is goldilocks, the girlfriend of goatgirl's son. I've been given permission from goatgirl to be a guest blogger. As most of you know, goatgirl's son and I moved to Colorado for grad school at the end of August. When we first got here, goatgirl's Hubby asked a waiter when snow season begins and much to everyone's surprise we were told Labor Day (which was only three weeks away at the time). After that, Hubby began to take a poll. He asked everyone we saw when snow usually comes. The consensus was Halloween. Well, Halloween came and went and no snow. Two weeks later, and still no snow. So last night, my sweet boyfriend said, "Do you think it's gonna snow tonight like it said on the news?" Of course I answered, "No way, they've been saying that for weeks, and it hasn't yet. Besides, it was so hot today." (Yesterday, it was in the 70s)
Well, I got into the habit of looking out my window every morning to see if it snowed while I was sleeping. This morning I woke up, and a little flutter caught the corner of my eye. And I thought, hmmm was that a snowflake? I looked down at the ground which is xeriscaped (which is a fancy way of saying landscaped with rocks instead of grass), but no snow. Then I saw another flutter. It was a soft little snowflake. This time I looked up, and there it was. Snow! Covering the branches of the tree outside my window! Now, I am a born and raised California girl. It has only snowed in my hometown once in my whole life. My family used to drive a couple hours in the winter just to play in the snow. So let me tell you, I was excited. Snow, right there in my front yard. I called my mom. I called goatgirl. I even called my grandma. I was like a kid in a candy store. I jumped out of bed, threw on some pants and a sweatshirt, ran outside, and this is what I saw.
Have I given you a good enough picture of how excited I was? If not, just imagine a five year old on Christmas morning, and that should do it. Now imagine the disappointment at 11am when I realized that all the snow had somehow mysteriously disappeared. But no worries, something tells me that this first snow won't be the last!