Letter: An ode to ‘Springtime in the Rockies’

“Springtime in the Rockies”
Have you ever been to the Rockies
In March or April or May?
Springtime in the Rockies
Can take your breath away.
The beauty of the mountains
With the sunlight on the snow,
Can bring a tear to your eye,
And so can the winds that blow.
The temperature is amazing,
As it bounces to and fro,
From eighty degrees in sunlight
To nights of thirty below.
The mud is three feet deep
When snows melt in the hills.
The sun comes out so warmly,
Up pop the daffodils.
A cold, wet, windy storm
Comes from the northwest side,
The temperature drops so low,
The budding plants will hide.
Here comes the sun again.
The plants are wary now.
The snows can still come swiftly
To bend and break their bows.
Springtime in the Rockies –
Warm and clear and bright.
But bring your winter coat,
It just may freeze tonight!
M. Elaine Jordan
Meeker