Signs of Spring

For about the last week, we’ve all been bracing for a spring storm, which rolled into the area in the early morning hours today. Schools and businesses are closed, parts of I-90 are closing,  and everyone has hunkered down to wait out what is supposed to be a brutal spring snowstorm. We’ll see if it meets with expectations. But yesterday was the calm before the storm. We had warm temperatures, gentle breezes in the morning, overcast skies. It was hard to imagine a winter storm was on the heels of the springlike weather. I had some free time in between a doctor’s appointment and my first piano lessons, so I zipped on over to Buzzard’s Roost, a hiking and mountain biking area about 7 miles outside of Rapid City. And I knew from last year it is a great spot for pasque flowers.
IMG_4735eIMG_4686eIMG_4707eIMG_4700eIMG_4698eSpring is here. Winter is just reluctant to head out the door.