Friday, May 2, 2008

Freakin' Utah

This is what greeted me as I looked out the window yesterday morning.

The date? May 1st.


There's nothing quite like snow in your tulips to make you want to compose a letter full of expletives to Old Man Winter.

Perhaps the most annoying thing is the fact that it still surprises me. After living in Utah for a combined total of 12 years, you'd think I'd be used to the fact that Spring and Fall are nothing more than brief two-week intervals between sweltering heat and butt coldness. But this Spring has been especially lame, with many snowfalls in late March and April.

Dan says you know you're in Utah because it's guaranteed to snow by his birthday, October 20th. I thought we might get lucky this past Fall, it seemed unseasonably warm, but lo and behold, the morning of October 21, 2007 Lily awoke with joy to discover it had snowed during the night.

Note all the leaves and apples still growing on the tree!

Ah, well, I guess Utah has other fine qualities. Like Slick Rock and thick shakes.

I remember when I was in 4th grade, living in Virginia, a friend of mine and I made up this nonsense song that went: A snowy day in the month of May, I like to ski on top of a tee... It seemed so implausible in that time and place.

For more commentary on snow in May, you must check out my friend Matt's blog post So Much for Global Warming! Amen, brother!


Sara said...

Yes, I blogged the same sentiment yesterday... so annoying to hear my HEAT click on in the month of MAY!

Lizzy Lou said...

"BUTT COLDNESS" can only come from you, my funny little word queen. And you call me quirky!!!!!

The Queen Vee said...

Experienced the same thing here in the mile high city of Denver, CO on May 1st. Left Virginny and temps in 80s, arrived with no coat (such optimism) on April 28th. Mid week it was brrrrrr and borrow for a few days.

Becky in Wyo said...

I love you so much, you know that, right? And you are witty, fabulous, and lots of fun. But I got no sympathy (okay, almost no sympathy, I'm not that cranky today.) In Wyoming, it snows in July sometimes. Everything is still brown, here, with a few measly tulips. Only Joe Green-Thumb has managed to coax any green out of his grass. You know you live in a cold desert climate, when you envy your family in Utah.

Wait, now I feel bad for sounding like a big crankyhead. Oh, well, I am grateful my bills are paid, and that everyone is healthy, or at least not suffering from some major illness. Zen has a chest cold that is just going on and on (the excess of phlegm and endless coughing is very sexy, can I just tell you?) I should be more upbeat like Katy, but the sarcasm just keeps leaking out.

Sue said...

Becky, I like the sarcasm. It's real.

Becky in Wyo said...

For more wonderful, uplifting sarcasm, you can read my post this morning.