The First Day of Spring – Really?

I think Mother Nature is a bit confused at the moment.  In the last days of winter, the temperatures were in the 70’s, and I was in shorts.  The first day of spring gave us anywhere from 5-18 inches of snow, depending on where you are.  WHAT?????  Really?????  Today is still cold, but at least it is not snowing any more.  Although, to be fair, March is supposed to be Colorado’s snowiest month.  February is going to be very hard to beat though.  This February, we had a ton of snow.

This is what we looked like yesterday, the first day of Spring.  We started off with rain.


The rain quickly turned to snow,


and the snow came down for the rest of the day.  Early on, you could see signs of my irises popping up, but those were soon buried too.


We are completely blanketed beneath a thick layer of snow.  And this is how our spring is starting off.




We are home bound because of the Corona virus, but we cannot even go outside for long because of Mother nature.  At least Lucie and Vinnie are prepared.  Lucie is busy playing with all of her babies, and is even willing to share them with us.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

49 thoughts on “The First Day of Spring – Really?”

  1. Love big dogs. I still remember visiting my parents in Colorado in SUMMER and we had a day where I got a sunburn in the morning and it snowed in the afternoon. We were still living in Texas at the time and had brought our Siberian husky with us. He was in his glory. Pretty sure he did not want to leave Colorado.

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    1. I have had many days just like that.

      We love our big fur babies too. Lucie is a little over 8 now and Vinnie is 6. We used to have a big malamute. All of them LOVE the snow. Sadly, Kodiak, our malamute passed away about 5 years ago. We are thinking about getting another one (when the time comes), but I love my Saints too. All we know for sure, is that we LOVE the big dogs, and they are always better with 2 rather than one. We will always have at least 2 big dogs. 🙂

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      1. Kodiak is such a great name!!!! I told my husband that I want to move out of our community (no fences allowed) just so I can have another English Mastiff. I imagine they have a demeanor exactly like the St. Bernard.

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      2. I love the mastiffs. We name our fur babies by getting a map of where they originally come from, and then we choose a name based from the names on the map – Kodiac was from Kodiac, Alaska. Vinnie is really St. Vncent, but he came to us with that name. Lucie is from Luzerne, Switzerland and Otis and Nicodemus, our cats, were Kansas kitties, and both of those of names of Kansas towns. 🙂

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      3. Yep, with quite a history too. in the 1920’s, and earlier, it was the only place in Kansas where blacks could live. And of course, we had no idea about that bit of trivia until after we chose the name for, you guessed it, our black cat. One of Larry’s sisters thought we should change her name because it sounded “racist”. Well …. we DID NOT. That is her name. 🙂

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  2. Our Martha is the first Saint we had had that likes toys. She has a penguin she takes around.
    Beautiful scenery! It was around 70 here in Nashville today… but raining.

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