Welcome to this week’s edition of Nature Friday, where we join our New Mexico pals Rosy, Sunny and Jakey from LLB in Our Backyard. Be sure to check out their link to see what others around Blogville have shared.
This week in Nature is all about contrasts. With bitter cold and a significant snowfall headlining the first part of the week, it was nice when a number of subsequent days had temps reaching the mid-fifties. In Colorado that means people break out shorts and in some cases, sandals, despite wearing ski jackets above them. Go figure.
Walking the grand dogs during a short break while helping my son move earlier this week, we passed by the lake at his complex. Blue sky and blue water made for a very monochromatic landscape.
The fountains began to thaw and I couldn’t help but watch mesmerized as water flowed and sparkled in the icy pond while changing the ice flow around it. Despite the chilly look, the warm sun provided a lovely dose of Vitamin D.
And yet subtle signs from the next season greeted me during walks this week. As the snow began to recede, I couldn’t help but do a double take at some definitely non-winter signals this week. Early spring bulbs are beginning their annual wake up routine.
And then there was the magnolia tree the dogs and I walk past every day. I had to take a close up of the branches and realized just how warm it’s been (up until the most recent storm). It’s covered in buds and hopefully they’ll survive to actually bloom. How’s that for a February contrast?
Yesterday was another lovely day with most snow with any sun exposure melting. And just in time for today’s expected forecast of a quick moving cold front with anywhere from one to six inches of snow predicted to arrive later this afternoon. I may need to see a chiropractor for an adjustment for my whiplashed neck with all the changes Nature is dishing out.
With the Super Bowl kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m PT) on Sunday along with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart hosting Puppy Bowl XVIII debuting on Discovery+ and Animal Planet on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT (Snoop will be doing double duty, performing at the Super Bowl halftime show with Dr. Dre and Eminem). Talk about a busy dude. For the record, we rooting for Team Fluff.
We hope your weekend is filled with loads of good fun but hope you manage to take time to sample some of Nature’s smorgasbord. You just never know what she might dish up. I heard the charcuterie could be quite tasty.
Live, love, bark! 🐾