I’ve figured it out.
April [snow] showers bring May [snow] showers.
It’s May 1 and Denver is covered in snow. It continues to fall in big, juicy flakes.
As we pulled the car into Cheesman Park, the first sprinkles of rain started falling and by this morning, the rooftops in our neighborhood were covered with a light dusting of snow. Throughout the day, many inches have fallen (this is my official estimate from my seat by the window at work).
When we were little and living on Knollwood, I remember our next door neighbor, Hillary, who was also little, pulling the May Day trick. For years, she’d walk up our front steps on May Day and leave a basket of marigolds outside the front door, knock and run away. I don’t know if my momma ever caught her to give her a smooch, but I always thought that was fun.
I imagine even through snow, Hillary would have delivered her May Day treats.