We are not in charge here.

Spring Showers

Spring Showers

Thursday, after weeks of dryness, it snowed again. Just in time for closing weekends of the ski resorts  in Northern New Mexico. A little “tease” from Mother Nature or final gift?

Here in the “moisture challenged” Southwest, we welcome whatever moisture comes, whenever.  I saw snow melting around dandelions this morning; that made me smile. Friday, Spring returned for a guest appearance.  Blue skies, temps in the 50s. Followed by Saturday – more snow and rain, coming and going, interspersed by patches of blue sky.  Up at the Taos Ski Valley, everything is closing – with the usual bang and fanfare – as the hard core skiers and snowboarders pack up their gear until next winter.

In the midst of all this unpredictability, while I am unsettled by the howling winds, hail and spring thunder, I also take comfort.  Life is so unpredictable. We never know what is coming next. We think we do; we think there should be a reasonable order to life. Winter followed by Spring.  Not all jumbled together, like snow on dandelions.

But this is what we get.  Roll with the punches. Find the silver linings. Sit in awe before the mountains and remember again that we are not in charge.

Taos Mountain April Storm

Taos Mountain April Storm

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