A New Year's trip back home to CO allowed me to play in the snow a little (bracing for a harder winter, it's been relatively mild there, too). Believe it or not, I miss snow - and shoveling! Colorado has the perfect weather - as the old saying goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes". The top two photos were taken during the start of a small storm one evening up in the old mining town of Black Hawk, followed by the bottom photo of what we woke to the next morning.
The air was a crisp 28 degrees, give or take - the snow melts pretty fast on sun-soaked asphalt roads...
while leaving its beautiful mark on anything not paved.
The darling, stationary carousel/gazebo in town was playing calliope music while I ran around it, trying to stay out of the cold shade.
The Sasquatch Casino - because they didn't come up with the idea in Vegas, first!!!
The trip back down the canyon was spectacular - clear roads, and just enough snow to enhance the always gorgeous scenery.
Yes, I miss the snow. I miss SEASONS! I hate the summers in Vegas, more with each passing year. 124 degrees is no fun, no matter WHERE you live - and we have more than our share of those days. Alas, we will miss spring (or it will actually come for about a week), and plunge straight into the depths of freakish temperatures from hell!
To my friends on the east coast, I feel your pain, but you can laugh at me in months to come - I will deserve it. I DO miss the snow - honest, I do! P.S. The first scorpion of the year reared it's ugly head last night - another sign we are heading for a hot one! It's only the beginning of FEBRUARY and they should still be sleeping - ARGH! Yes, you suffering in the cold shall have the last laugh on me!
Stay warm, my snowbound friends -
hope it's a GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT week!