This past weekend's 11" of snow brings February's snowfall to 17" and the winter total to 79" - so far. Last winter's total was only 4.5" more for the entire winter (83.5") than where we are at right now, and we still have our statistically snowiest month of March ahead. It's looking better that we'll get closer to an average 115", but, as we all know, anything is possible when it comes to the weather. Here's what the landscape looked like on my walk to the office this morning!
A foggy, frosty day greeted last evening's 3" of new snow that fell on Pueblo Mountain Park. I was fascinated by how the temps in the twenties and fog combined to dress everything in icy crystals that looked like white spiky thorns. Here are a few of the photos I took on a delightful afternoon hike along the Mace Trail.
We were hoping for more, but we'll take whatever we get. This last storm brought only 4.3" of snow. Added to January's meager 3.8", December's 16.3", November's 11.8" and October's generous 30. 3", we are up to 66.8" for the season. Another 50" will bring us to an average winter's snowfall. Here are a few photos I took this morning of the lovely winter wonderland that Pueblo Mountain Park is right now. Lots of fox tracks, with a set walking across the very frozen pond - and people tracks along a trail. By the way, a blooming spring beauty was found on Feb 2, so the tug of war between winter and spring is officially underway.