Typically for Southeastern Colorado we had a record breaking 78 degree high on March 1 and today we are having a March blizzard with the snow blowing sideways through the air and a temperature of 29 degrees.
This area tends to get most of our snow in March, even though it is not the coldest time of the year, and usually the next day the sun comes out and melts it quickly. Even though I think that snow is a four letter word, I know we need this to bring up the prairie grass and flowers. The Arkansas River snowpack in the mountains is around 160% of average this year and every snowpack in the state is well above 100%. Depending on when the hot weather arrives we should have a very high runoff in the River this year and the reservoirs will fill up again after the years of drought.
This is definitely luxurious hibernation weather! And a good day to start my 10 minutes of quiltmaking a day. Today it will have to be 20 minutes to make up for yesterday, since I didn't discover the challenge early enough to do my 10 minutes.