Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I Knew It Would Happen

Bob said that in the 31 years he's lived up here, there has never been a year that it didn't snow. Not counting the couple of flakes we got a while back, it hasn't snow this year.

That was until yesterday. I know I've said it before that it always snows once (now I understand it's supposed to be the last time of the year) after the Dogwoods Bloom. Three days ago I noticed blooms on the Dogwoods across the creek.

The weather guessers said that the snow level would be about 4000 ft. Remember, we're at 3200 feet. It rained yesterday right up to 3:00 pm and then it hailed. The picture below is three (3) minutes of hail from bare ground.
Hail in 3 minutes
Then the snow started. Not a lot, mind you, but snow none the less. From a little after 3:00 pm until this morning, an inch of snow would be stretching it. But hey, we'll take all we can get.

The driveway this morning

Down by the pond
Since we're going to start moving the end of next week, I thought I might be able to skip the snow shoveling off the porch and the satellite dish, but no, it had to get me one last time.

Kirkwood Ski Resort reported 44 inches on new snow. Should put a little water into some of the lakes and creeks.  

I'm still slaving away packing and taking to storage, but it will be over soon and I can get back to fishing.

Stay tuned.


  1. I'm just about convinced that the apocalypse is on it's way. Good luck with the move Mark.

  2. Mark
    Crazy weather out there for sure. Jason said that some of his neighbors by his apartment complex got fines for watering their lawn the other day. Sounds like you guys are in a crisis out there. I saw on the news the other day that there are towns that haven't had any water to drink or bath with for over a year. All their water is hauled in by trucks. Tuff conditions---hope you guys get moved soon and you are back with us soon.

  3. Hi, Mark. I am pleased to be back on the blogging scene after taking several weeks off. I missed what you have been up too. Really happy to see you got the one snow you're supposed to have! Sounds like you Californians are attempting to make some adjustments in how you use water. Sure helps when Mother Nature is able to help out.

    On another note, believe it or not, I am also moving! Not physically, just my blog, one more time. Getting a fresh start with the flavor of your blog and not so much technical involvement with Google, dealers, and, social media. Anyway, I have a new blog called Gramps Gone Fishin'. Here is my link and I invite you to stop over when you get the time and say hello. I have added your blog to my blogroll and would appreciate it if you would change mine accordingly. Here is the link:

  4. Glad to see some snow come your way, although not from a shoveling standpoint. Hope it's the first of many drops in the rainbucket (no pun intended) when it comes to helping out with California's drought.

  5. The snow is a distant memory over here in Chicagoland...or did I speak to soon. Damnit, it can still probably snow until late April. I just jinxed it.

  6. At least you got a little. Maybe things will turn around this spring for you guys.