I've lived in Colorado long enough to know that weather can be unpredictable. When forecasters warned of a sixty degree drop in temperatures and snow, I battened down the hatches. After transplanting annuals and cutting the last of the lavender in eighty degree heat (Yes, 80 degrees!), I went inside to shower. Minutes later, the... Continue Reading →
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 →
It snowed for the first time yesterday, November 17th, the latest snow on record. I've been waiting through dry months more similar to August and September. It was 82 degrees the day before. Yep. We didn't turn off our sprinklers before the storm. Oopsy. But it made a pretty cool sculpture. All of these photos... 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.
Although Colorado has only been nicked by the Polar Vortex, it has been a record year for snow in Breckenridge. This has created deep powder conditions. I am under doctor's orders not to fall, so it's groomed runs for me. The snow is like soft vanilla ice cream. Since the beginning of the year, 249... Continue Reading →
I used to be addicted. I waited for hours for my next fix. As I checked the time for next update, I would yawn. Finally at 10:20 PM, the weather forecast would begin. Our local forecasters have been waaaay off all winter. Every time they predicted The Big One, the sun would shine. One afternoon... Continue Reading →
Frolicking in the snow last year. It is time for another Use Me and Abuse Me Day here on the Wild Ride. This is my way of thanking all of you for reading my blog. It is like having a huge party so all my friends can meet each other! This is your chance to... Continue Reading →