Our home is at an elevation of 5000. This usually means February is a cold, cold month. This year, however, seemed to be a rare treat with last weekend temperatures in the high 60s. We worked in our yard, cleaning out winter debris, cutting back the plants that are cut back in spring and general tidying up. I was incredibly excited to see our maple and flowering pear trees with tiny buds and my roses with new growth. My boys even found their first ladybug of the season.
Then yesterday we woke up to this: