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Apr 10

Spring?

This weekend’s spring weather. Another anomaly? It isn’t that unusual for the mountains to get snow in April (though we are generally below snow level at 5,000′). What is unusual is the combination of rain, snow, and wind coming on top of soil that was already saturated from the winter’s precipitation. We had more trees downed (dozens) in this storm than any storm we’ve experienced in this location for the past 20 years.

Life often mimics nature. Small “storms” set the scene. The size of the storms and the frequency increases until the “perfect storm” hits, a storm that flattens everything it contacts. Then comes the clean-up.

Over the past year, my family has been surviving what has felt like a perfect storm. Most of the clean-up has been done. Now I’m moving forward, especially with writing. Stay tuned for news about upcoming publications!

 

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