Snow at last! Plus GRAND Social No. 290 link party for grandparents

Snow at last

Though much of the country has had far more snow this winter than want and know what to do with, the Pikes Peak Region — the place I call home — has had nothing measurable nor magical.

Saturday we got measurable, we got magical, we got happy thanks to moisture-filled snow that fell most of the day.

Of course, as is typical for Colorado, snowy skies Saturday transformed into sunny skies Sunday. Temps rose little, though, so the blanket of white stuck around and created an enchanting winter wonderland Jim and I — and Mickey Dog, too — enjoyed viewing from indoors.

Outside critters didn't get such a thrill from the chill, I believe, based on the seemingly perturbed peeping Tom perched outside my living room window Sunday morning.

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Winter sure took its time wending its way through Colorado Springs, yet I have no doubt we'll see more of it. Or more likely its psycho sister, spring, who historically brings my city to a blizzardy standstill at least once during March or April each year.

Considering the lack of help from Old Man Winter the past few months that left us teetering on an upcoming drought status, I'll welcome the wetness with open arms.

As long as my privileged status as an indoor critter versus an outdoor critter continues, that is. (Sorry Mr. Squirrel.)

GRAND Social No. 290 link party for grandparents

Welcome to this week's GRAND Social, the longest running link party exclusively for grandparents. Thank you for linking, thank you for reading! 

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.