After a huge April Colorado snowstorm trudged to the east, I discovered a frosted paradise. Click for my favorite photographs!
After rehabbing a pinched meniscus since December, I was ready to ski again. I left yesterday morning and hoped to hit the slopes by noon. I missed last weekend's champagne powder and planned to make up for it. Then I hit a giant snag. With snow flying and road closures I had to make a... Continue Reading →
Every year, I hope a huge snowstorm hits Colorado in October. Those first snowflakes are so magical. Memories of snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, not to mention ski season, baking, and slow-cooked meals, always brings out the kid in me. Read on for photos of this amazing Colorado snowstorm. While we were in Europe,... Continue Reading →
Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. When green tinged thunderclouds roll in, I cross my fingers we don't get hail. Yesterday, pea-sized hail grew to marble size in seconds. After the quick storm, I checked out the plants. Most of the flowers made it through. I let out a held breath. Eight miles away, golf... Continue Reading →
As I watch clouds gather and raindrops ripple in concentric rings on the pond, maternal instincts kick into high gear. A storm is coming.
In a recent post, Roxy, my fearless Bichon, attacked a hapless and humongous coyote and lived to perch on the back of my couch another day. How she got away with only four puncture wounds, we'll never know. She is all healed up and has become a house dog for the winter. This is not... Continue Reading →
We all can be impulsive from time to time. We don't think before speaking or can behave recklessly. I size up most situations, but sometimes it's difficult to anticipate the reactions to our actions. I'll never understand my dog, Roxy. She's a Bichon who is pint-sized at a whomping fifteen pounds of fur and energy.... Continue Reading →
I peered out the window through bleary eyes while sipping my first cup of coffee and assumed my Bichon Roxy had carried something into the yard from a wastebasket. She has a doggie door. I’ve found socks and other sundry items, including underwear, scattered about our lawn, but it’s been a while. Later in the... Continue Reading →
Have you noticed your trees, shrubs, and plants perking up after the long winter? Well, some of mine are really stupid. See that crabapple on the right? It is showing superior intelligence. Here in Boulder, the month of March is generally our snowiest preceding an April where buds burst into brilliant spring color. But March... Continue Reading →