Post 1023: sun’s shining on a snow-covered May Day…!

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We had a snowstorm yesterday, putting down many tree branches across town, knocking out power, and making my trip to the dialysis unit a bit treacherous. At one point, on Box Butte Avenue (the main street and the road to the hospital), I had to stop and back up because the way was blocked by a broken branch across the road.

For those who live in nice places without snow, a spring snowstorm usually is wet, heavy snow. If the trees have begun to leaf out or are in flower, the snow usually weighs the branches down to the ground, often breaking those with any weakness from rot or rodent damage. (Squirrels eat the bark, killing the branches, which then are vulnerable to breakage….!) It’s these wet, heavy spring snowstorms that cause heart attacks when old, out of shape guys try to clear the walks and driveways of their homes…

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