Spring Snows in Denver blanket blooming flowers

Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group

Yes, I know it is May 12 and I should be unpacking shorts and t-shirts so I can work in the garden. But, in the grand fashion of life in Denver, we were treated to a cold, wet snowfall last night. The foothills west of town received 10 inches to 2 feet....here in Lakewood, we got about 3-4 inches.  I am sure glad that flowering bulbs such as tulips are pretty hardy. Another storm is expected to hit tonight, just in time for my scheduled mountain showings tomorrow morning....keeping my boots and an extra coat in the car just makes good sense.

Here are some photos taken this morning:

snow covered tulips in Denver

My lilac bushes were bent over by the weight of the snow.

Lilac bush bent over by wieight of snow


Comments (17)

Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Those photos are pretty, and hope that the flowers will continue to bloom once the snow melts!

May 12, 2010 10:55 AM
Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

Wow, that's crazy!  I hope you get to take those shorts and t-shirts out again soon!

May 12, 2010 11:07 AM
Emelyn Morris-Sayre
The Berkshire Group - Lakewood, CO
CRS, REALTOR, Lakewood/Denver 303-517-5116

Sharon - Thanks for your comments. By 2 p.m., the snow had melted, but now at 5 p.m. the second storm is moving through....can't wait to see what the morning brings!

Carissa - the second storm is moving in as I type....I am so anxious to be able to put on those shorts!

May 12, 2010 12:01 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Emelyn, It has been cold here too, though no snow like you had. Must be Global Warming, huh? What interesting photos of the tulips and Lilacs ( ?) It warmed up today to the 70's inland and I 'll send some sunning warm weather your way to melt that snow and uncover the ground so you can see the beauty in your garden. It is hard to imagine  the snow in the middle of May. I think you might also have a short summer if you haven't even had Spring yet, :-)

May 12, 2010 12:39 PM
Emelyn Morris-Sayre
The Berkshire Group - Lakewood, CO
CRS, REALTOR, Lakewood/Denver 303-517-5116

Can you believe it??? I appreciate any warm weather you send our way. I am headed to the mountains tomorrow to show property....snow doesn't help....it seems our spring/summer is getting shorter every year....but my chives and tarragon are growing as well....what can I say?  On friday, my husband and I, as well as our dog Jake, are headed to Moab for a long weekend of camping.....hope it is warmer...but I am packing all of my gear!

May 12, 2010 01:10 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Those flowers look like they have been flask frozen. That ice can't be too good for them. :)


May 12, 2010 02:05 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I am so over winter here in Maryland. Nice picture but keep the snow.


May 12, 2010 02:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Emelyn - You post some of the most beautiful pictures here on ActiveRain!  These flowers with the snow, are outstanding to look at!

May 12, 2010 03:02 PM
Emelyn Morris-Sayre

Steve - the flowers have bounced back....of course we have the snow and cold temperatures coming in again tonight....

Rich ....have to admit I am wanting warmer weather...but here in Colorado it can be 30 degrees one day and 70 the next....

Myrl - thank you for your wonderful comments...I am so glad you like my photos...I strive to get better all of the time...and with a new camera, I have the tools to help me!

May 12, 2010 04:11 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Oh wow. These are beautiful shots! If a hard freeze happens here, by the time we take a picture, they're already turning brown and rotting. Florida just can't handle harsh weather. But this also explains why it's so hard for us to grow, or even have a vase of tulips. And I love them!

May 12, 2010 05:58 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Emelyn, it has been a crazy Spring!  I hope that the flowers survive!  I am hoping that after this storm clears out, we will be done with snow for the rest of the season!

May 12, 2010 08:05 PM
Emelyn Morris-Sayre
The Berkshire Group - Lakewood, CO
CRS, REALTOR, Lakewood/Denver 303-517-5116

Lisa - The tulips have appeared to bounce out of it....more snow expected tonight, but temperatures are hovering just around 30 degrees....wet, heavy and slushy snow.

Tony - I agree....we have such a short spring anyway, these late snows make me feel like we have missed Spring altogether!

May 13, 2010 01:46 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Those flowers sure are holding up pretty well under all of that weight.  We only had 4 inches for almost a day and lost some of our plants.

May 13, 2010 07:43 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Your pictures are beautiful.  I can't imagine seeing snow at this time of the year.

May 13, 2010 03:31 PM
Marlene Hoffman - Naples Beach Condos
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. - Naples, FL

As Diane says, your pictures ARE beautiful.  I love the tulips with the snow but I am glad I don't have to deal with snow.  Hope it warms up soon for you.

May 15, 2010 03:37 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Love the image! It certainly tells the story of what a mixed up spring we are having west of the Mississippi! It appears mother nature is on a different calendar. Tonight's weather forecast in Santa Fe, New Mexico is something like it could go below freezing! I reluctantly gave my lilacs, the stars of my last blog, the news. Perhaps it time to re-affirm spring!

May 24, 2010 03:33 PM
Jill Schmidt
Aurora, CO

Can you believe how it's dried out so quickly (and warmed up)?  Have a great Colorado summer!

May 26, 2010 07:19 AM

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