Favorite Friday Photo

This is one of my favorite autumn photographs, taken with my Nikon Coolpix Camera in early October.

While the East continues to get pummeled with rain and snow, the West has remained warm and dry. Forecasters are finally predicting snow this weekend. From nearly 80 degrees, we will plummet to a low of 9 degrees on Sunday. That’s what I love about Colorado. We get the warm before the storm!

Danny and I will finally hit the slopes. I am hoping for some fresh champagne powder, but at this point, I would settle for anything resembling snow. There are less than 10 runs open in the whole state so I will have my elbows out!

Lets go skiing!

Are you a powder hound or do you prefer warm weather?

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  2. I don’t mind watching people ski; however, I know that I don’t like casts and,…I would have one soon enough! (especially now)
    Scott

    • It was a pretty wild scene on the slopes this weekend since there were only two runs open! It will get less dangerous as the mountain opens up! My biggest fear is being slammed into by a novice skier!
      Thanks Scott!

  3. it is cold today and winter slides in…

  4. That is an amazing shot! I prefer cooler weather overall. I like snow, up until around February. Then I’m done with it. Unfortunately that is when Maine gets the most snow, between Feb and April. I would say my ideal weather is in the 60s to 70s during the fall season.

    • Thanks Darla!
      I remember your posts last year and your cabin fever! :)
      We have snow on the ground from a small storm that went to the south of us. It will be in the 50’s to 60’s this week. I am ready for a good dumping!

  5. Beautiful, beautiful… a place I’d like to visit right now.

  6. btw – Voting for Caption Competition is now happening at last!

  7. It is a special picture, indeed, with a remarkable sense of tranquillity.

  8. What an awesome picture. It does hold the power of temptation. A veritable “Garden of Eden” though I couldn’t spot the apple ( yet)! All the best for your next skiing day…….

    Shakti

    • Thanks so much! We got a couple of runs in yesterday. It is really early and only one run is open so I risked life and limb with so many out there.
      There are a couple of trees in the yard and ironically my fridge is full of apples! :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Just booked our first 2013 (after the end of the world in 2012) ski jaunt at Whistler…love powder…and storm skiing ..forget the warm weather…

    • We are in Breck right and are hoping that the snow comes our way. It is in the Southwest….
      Isn’t it funny how much hype there was about the end of the world and how little is being speculated now that it is getting close! Hahaha!

  10. Just love it. No more to BE SAID

  11. What a magnificent view!! I love the sky and the reflections in the water. Which Coolpix do you have? I recently upgraded to the L810 – which I am LOVING!! – from the L16, and before that, the 2100.

  12. Nice picture…and thanks for visiting By The Mighty Mumford! More postings all the time—currently 82 (!) available! Please come back anytime.—Jonathan Caswell

  13. Is this the view from your yard? Make room, I’m packing my bags. :) Simply gorgeous. (Okay. I wrote this last night and it’s still sitting here on my computer waiting for me to hit “post.” How bad is that? There was only one comment when I saw this. Let’s see were I stand by the time I actually go through processing. LOL.

    • I’ve done that too! Or thought I posted, but didn’t Photos seem to attract more likes than comments, but it’s all good!
      Glad you stopped back!
      That is my backyard.
      Now we are up in Breck where the snow is “sprinkling” or “misting.” We really need a good dumping of the white stuff!
      Thanks Debra!

  14. Gorgeous, Susie, absolutely gorgeous.

  15. That’s beautiful, like a painting.

  16. Although I personally loathe skiing, I am happy that this weekend seems like a perfect one for you and Danny to indulge your passion. The weather here in NYC is going to be pretty mild. The snow that fell earlier in the week will have all melted since temperatures should reach the low 60s. Milton and I will be indulging our passion, theater, over at Lincoln Center. It will almost seem like a normal fall day — just with a lot less trees around.

  17. Loving your photo:) I prefer warmer weather! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  18. Come to Alberta – we have record snowfalls in the Rockies and skiing is good, according to the press.

  19. You have frost already, Yay! Over here it’s still warm, but at night it’s getting cooler, thank God!

  20. I hate snow but this picture is a zillion dollar champagne moment.
    HUGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  21. It was t-shirt weather 3 days ago, this morning there’s layer of snow. Thin, but still. I went running yesterday and burned my lungs on the cold air.

    As far as which weather: I love it all, but if I had to choose I’d go with warm weather – the complete opposite of how I was 10 years ago.

    • You aren’t getting older are you Byronic Man??? I guess we all are and that is the point of life- to live long enough to be considered older than dirt!

      Hey at least you are out running! Good for you!

      When I first moved out here from Wisconsin 25 years ago, I used to laugh at people when they complained about the cold weather. Yes Coloradans complain because we get spoiled with 300 sunny days a year.
      I have to admit that I have become more of a fair weather skier and won’t go until the temps are in the teens! :)

  22. Expecting our first frost of the season this weekend…and perhaps a dump of the white stuff on Mt. Hood and the Cascade Range. Should bring smiles to many…..

    • Nice! The skiers and boarders will love it! I love the stormy weather. I think it comes from my Wisconsin upbringing and memories of skiing, ice skating and sledding!
      Have a great weekend filled with hot chocolate and lots of yummy comfort food!

  23. And we will be near 70° on Monday, where it snowed yesterday.

  24. Now that’s just enough snow.

    • Hahaha! Not a powder hound? I am hoping we have enough snow to cover the rocks since I only have one pair of skis. My husband has “rock” skis. I have a trip to the shop to get the gouges filled….
      Have a great weekend!

    • I agree! that should be it for the year.

      • You’re not a powder hound either???? Thanks for coming by and stay warm Jules!

        • I LOVE SNOW! but only if i I don’t have to drive or fly in it! It is pretty and in chicago, when we get a shitload of snow, it helps to cover up alllll the dog poop, vomit and garbage! yeah!

          • Hahaha! The great concealer! I remember how dirty the snow would get back in Wisconsin from the exhaust because it never melted from the time it fell until April! :) Out here it evaporates, but usually it’s followed by warm weather. It is different in the mountains though. I am hoping for a good ski season. Last year sucked for snow!

  25. Very jealous.
    I like when there’s enough snow to ski, but it’s warm enough to do in a t-shirt.

  26. Warm weather, thank you very much :). Lovely photo

  27. Great photo Susie, and I hope you two find that magic snow soon. I was telling my wife just now how you two seem to have the kind of marriage that we do, we genuinely want to be with our spouse! God bless.

  28. We don’t get snow here but you never know with all this weird climate stuff!

  29. Incredible photo. We are expecting a feel earned nice weekend her in Philadelphia. Looking forward to using it wisely!

    • Thanks so much!
      I can’t believe it is November! I washed windows this week in the 70 degree sunshine! Amazing. And so weird… Snow coming in reminds us in Colorado that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
      Enjoy your fab weekend weather!

  30. lovely photo.. and gack to the cold weather. First Nor’easter here and it is blustery and miserable. I’d rather be sitting on a beach. Have fun skiing!

  31. Fantastic photo, Susie! Warm weather for me.

  32. A breathtaking picture! I love it :)

  33. That is a wonderful photo; I hope you have it framed and hanging somewhere. Now, as far as my thoughts about snow in November–are you crazy? Snow is for winter–winter only begins in late Dec, ergo snow should only begin in late Dec–that’s scientific fact. (Or, I am just making it up to suit my position.) :)

    • That is how it was in Wisconsin when I was growing up, but I think the weather there now is just as strange there as everywhere. They didn’t get much snow last year at all! Out here it is normal to have crazy weather.

  34. Gorgeous photo. Love the frost in the autumn light- it gives a quiet impression :)
    I love summer and the snow. Ski season will start soon in Switzerland as well- looking forward to the first ride.

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