On Sunday, I posted a snowy pic from our deck. I had a brunch with my girls scheduled that morning, so when leaving, I decided to take my lil’ camera and snap some photos on the way to one girlfriend’s house, a little over an hour away.
Here’s the hairpin turn between our driveway and the road; our neighbor parks her car at the top of the switchback in inclement weather as her driveway is even tighter and steeper than ours!
What always kills me in Colorado (compared to growing up in New England) is that as soon as it finishes snowing, the sun comes out in full splendor with no remnants of a storm nearby. It’s not unusual for 6-8 inches of snow to be completely melted within a day of a storm because of the strong and plentiful sun up here.
This is kind of a lame photo, but if you look real close, you can see the tip of the ears on the black fox that ran right in front of my car; I fumbled to grab my camera but by the time my it powered up, s/he was already scurrying down the side. Dang…was really hoping to show you. We have a family of both black and red fox in our neighborhood and in the summer, we can hear them calling every. single. night. They’re still cute…
The view going up our road; even with 4WD and snow rated tires, I had a little trouble getting up the steepest parts, but didn’t have to chain up once this year!
A half hour later and an ear-popping descent of 3,000 feet we are “down the hill” near Littleton/Golden and here I snapped a real quick shot of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
I didn’t snap anymore photos after that as I got into suburbia (though I wish I captured the Flat Irons of Boulder which was in the backdrop of my girlfriend’s house; I was too excited to see the girls including our friend who flew in from Phoenix). By the time I got there, it was dry (they only had rain the night before) and sunny. But by the time I left in the afternoon, my drive back was met with fierce hail and a heavy snowstorm by the time I got back home. Alas the sun came out on Monday and by Tuesday, we were back to soaking the sun and eating out on our picnic table. Funny how the weather works up here. And frankly, I love all the changes…makes things exciting!
So that’s the weather up in our neck of the woods, how ’bout you?