Last Gasp of Winter?

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Jordan commons 03-10-11

Last Gasp of Winter?

Pardon me for hurrying Winter along. It has been a long time since the first snows near the end of September. Winter has had its chance.

Here we have had a foot of snow on the Valley followed by days in the 60s. Even this afternoon's photo at Jordan commons, Sandy UT shows sunshine and clear skies. Do I detect a show of color in the normally charcoal and white of mountains of the Wasatch Front? A sign of Spring? We can hope.

There will be snow enough at altitude for a long while yet, enough to keep locals and visitor's happy. I leave my skiing attempts until Spring, feeling that Winter on the mountains is best viewed at a distance. Even deep snow is easy to tolerate when it is bathed in brilliant sunshine, for Spring sports.

Ah sunshine! The return of Vitamin D. Life and color is returning to our community.


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Scott Silverstone
William Raveis Real Estate - New Haven, CT, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty

The winter has created so much damage in the Northeast, too.  I can't wait for the spring.

Mar 10, 2011 03:30 PM #1
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
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That is a beautiful backdrop Larry. We have gotten our fair share of the white stuff in California as well this year. Daylight Savings begins this weekend. I am ready for Spring.

Mar 10, 2011 03:31 PM #2
Suzanne Taylor
Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
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Larry, and not a moment too soon.  Even down here in South Texas the freezes hit the plants hard and I lost some fish from my pond that had lived there for over 10 years. 

Mar 10, 2011 03:31 PM #3
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry, I love your topic, "Last Gasp of Winter".  It paints a picture of winter just hanging on, hanging on as we all wait and want it gone and gone quickly.  Best wishes for that snow to melt rapidly, the sun to shine and put a rosy glow on your face.  Spring always seems like a new beginning...and beckons us with new energy to be open to new ideas and experiences.  Happy Spring....soon!

Mar 10, 2011 04:19 PM #4
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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Larry, I hope so!  I am ready for Spring!

Mar 10, 2011 04:24 PM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


What a beautiful written article with a very positive attitude. The photo is very beautiful and the place at Jordan Commons in Sandy, UT looks inviting! Six months of a long hard winter is hard on some; yet you still manage to make it look like a wonderful place to live and for those who love to ski, what an ice palace for local enjoyment. The mountains look like jagged steps marching up to the clouds in the sky! What a beautiful location! For avid skiers, this place has to be a winter wonderland!

Enjoy the onset of Spring and Summer!



Mar 10, 2011 06:06 PM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Great photo Larry.............sunshine and snow covered mountains in the background.............beautiful, but I'm ready to say goodbye to winter!

Mar 10, 2011 09:33 PM #7
Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
Your Home Matters

Larry, I love your picture. This winter has been a rough one for many. Even here in Mesa AZ we had a freeze that made bushes that are usually green all year brown. Everyone is looking forward to spring.

Mar 11, 2011 12:04 AM #8
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Scott - Seems like a big damage winter in a lot of places. Good luck for a spring recovery.

Doug - I like my mountins. Daylight Savings has its blessings and challenges (dark again early in the morning).

Suzanne - sorry about your fish, must have been a deep freeze. Losing plants is a pain.

Barbara - nice sentiments. I think I am rosy enough. I like new beginnings.

Patricia - wherever I am located I try to find the positive points and enjoy the surroundings. Having my camera with me makes me more conscious ofmy surroundings.

Roger - the UNsnowed mountains have their beauty as well. If I have a favorite, time will get me back to it again, later.

Mar 11, 2011 10:12 AM #9
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Deanne - more bushes gone brown, a loss. Hang on for a few weeks, and you will be charging forward again with winter as a distant memory

Mar 11, 2011 10:16 AM #10
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
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Yes, bring on the spring and warmer temperatures. This winter has been brutal. Seeing signs of spring here in Delaware too. Daffodils, trees budding, grass greening up. 62 degrees herer tomorrow; good for getting out in the yard and sprucing things up a bit. Hope you enjoy your weekend as well, Larry.  

Mar 11, 2011 01:21 PM #11
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

JoAnn - great to hear that spring is appearing for you. We are a bit cooler again, without any floral activity as yet. It will come

Mar 11, 2011 09:26 PM #12
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
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What a beautiful picture of the mountains! Now I want to come up there and see them....I am kind of tired of flat land....

Mar 12, 2011 01:59 PM #13
Nate Herd
Loan Officer-Amerifirst Financial (0013635) Arizona & Utah - Phoenix, AZ

Great picture Larry. Salt Lake is such a beautiful city, I was raised there and I am coming up there in a few weeks to visit.  I cannot wait.

Mar 16, 2011 01:09 PM #14
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