Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flip Flops


Across the country people are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, breaking out the lawn chairs and beer coolers and sunscreen and flip flops (which were called thongs way back the last time I wore them, which is definitely not what it means now, though I still remember the misery of having a blister between my toes and have no desire to experience the same sensation, um, elsewhere).

I intended to celebrate the three day weekend by competing in a rodeo. It sounded like a good idea at the time. It even sounded like a good idea yesterday, when I was out strolling around town at lunch, admiring the spring blossoms.


On the drive home I was greeted by a massive wall of black clouds, rolling down off the mountain front. There was rain. Thunder. Lightning. More rain, pounding for most of the night on the metal roof of my bedroom which is conveniently located only three feet above my head (do I have to tell the my-house-is-a-chicken-coop story again?).

It rained all day today. Over two inches, at last check. Somewhere toward late afternoon, my husband gave up checking the rain gauge. Probably because this is what greeted me when I got home:



If you think they look thrilled, you should see the people around here. Now this is what we call a Montana Flip Flop.

Oh, yeah. The rodeo was cancelled. We must be getting wimpy.

10 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

So ... a Montana Flip Flop is a sudden time travel back to February??

I don't know if I could handle that very well...

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Late snow messing with your plans! Last year it snowed in Whitefish the 3rd week of June. That was a flip flop snow, literally!

ArkansasCyndi said...

WOW I am astounded at the snow! So, when can I assume the snow will actually stop at your house?

Suzyhayze said...

No way. NO WAY!!!!!!!! just... no way.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Susan: Yes. Although occasionally we get the opposite--a day or two of sixty degree spring weather in the middle of January.

Cyndi-- you're generally safe from snow after the first week of June and before the last week of August. Frost is another matter.

Linda G. said...

Montana Flip Flop? Shoulda guessed you wouldn't be blogging about shoes. ;)

You know, whenever I'm tempted to complain about the weather here, all I have to do is read your blog and the feeling passes.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Your snow is very pretty especially because it's at your house not mine. Give me 90 degrees any day.

RMKK said...

Love the snowy cow pic. All we've seen is lots of rain up here in Kalispell. Got a chuckle about the thongs. I can really identify with that.

Marlene

Bill Kirton said...

I just keep on marvelling at this alien world you keep showing me. I promise I won't moan about Scotland's weather ever again - well, maybe next winter.

Mrs. Posey said...

Haha... Montana Flip Flop. Nice.