Mother Nature Gives Us April Fools Day Snow

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Early morning photo from here in the Valley. Photo by Robert A. Naranjo for Valley Daily Post

Mother Nature Gives Us April Fools Day Snow

By Robert Naranjo

Longtime residents are no longer surprised with snowfall in April, May, June and even, July!

For example, Las Fiestas del Dia de La Santa Cruz, (celebrated here on May 3, but in other parts of the world, in September), held on or close to the May 3rd weekend, have been snowed out more than a few times, causing church officials to postpone the Fiestas (or, Bazaar), or to take it indoors to the old Santa Cruz High School gym.

Snow, something we usually get in the winter season, pushes spring out of the way on occasion, seemingly saying, “Not so fast!”

Valley residents have seen snow in April–fairly often, May–sometimes l, and it freezes gardens planted too early–except onions and other root vegetables–June–once in a while, and, yes, July–it has happened!

Winter likes to do this once in a while, joking around with us as much as it can. Right, real funny!

But, on the other hand, a sometimes last look at the beauty and serenity in nature that its snowy blanket can bring.


Early morning photo from here in the Valley. Photo by Robert A. Naranjo for Valley Daily Post

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