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Spring on the Mountain

May 22, 2020

I woke up this morning to this scene outside my bedroom window:

Snowy May day


So, yeah, just a normal spring day on the mountain. We had snow earlier in the month, too, but in between those times, the mountain was ticking off more and more of the more typical “signs of spring” boxes.

The trees budding…

budding tree

The early wildflowers blooming (this is a western white trillium)…

western white trillium


The last of the snow around the house melting away…

melting snowbank

The landscape looking less white and more more brown and green…

mountain landscape in spring


The streams rushing with snowmelt…

mountain stream


I wasn’t supposed to be here today; I was supposed to be in Chicagoland, attending a craft conference I’ve gone to on Memorial Day weekend for the past few years. I’d be meeting up with friends and going to favorite restaurants and maybe learning a few new things, too. But that was in the Before Time. I’ve opted to let my ticket for this year roll over to next year’s con, hoping there will be a next year’s con. Who the heck knows at this point, though. While we wait to see if there will be better treatments or a vaccine or something, I’ll just keep staying close to home, watching the mountain wake from winter and edge toward summer.

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  1. Denise Says:

    Beautiful photos! I should have been at Great Lakes Mega Meet last weekend 😟 At least they have rescheduled for October. And it certainly hasn’t stopped me from craft shopping… 😳

  2. KarenD Says:

    Denise, good to hear from you! The con I was supposed to be at hasn’t rescheduled (unless you count Memorial Day 2021) but the same folks run a similar event in Texas in the fall that might happen, so I might use my airline credit for that … though I don’t have friends in Texas the way I do in the Great Lakes. And I hear you on the shopping … internet works just fine up here most of the time. 🙂

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