Most of you come to the Wild Ride for an upbeat quirky post and I don't think I have let you down yet. This is Boulder, Colorado's eighth, yes, 8TH week of snow in a row. Talk about quirky! My husband, Danny, and I enjoyed summer-like weather last weekend. We spent Saturday afternoon and evening... Continue Reading →
April 2011, 2012, and 2013 – A Photo Essay
This morning, I watched these robins ruffle their feathers to keep the snow from accumulating. Poor birds... In March of 2013, a cycle started with snowstorms arriving every Monday. Mother Nature must be on steroids because this has continued for seven weeks! This is last year's post comparing April of 2011 to 2012. A Heatwave... Continue Reading →
April! April! Where for Art Thou?
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 →
An Unnamed Threat No More!
Snowstorms usually squat on a few states before evaporating in the glint of winter sunshine. As if on snowy steroids, these frosty freaks have grown exponentially in recent years. While plodding along and dumping tons of snow, they have buried the country, transforming highways into hockey rinks and cars into pucks. White-out blizzards and sub-zero... Continue Reading →
January Thaw – Friday Photos
It warmed up this week and temperatures rose from 9 degrees into the high 40's. The ice on the pond has thinned. Maybe I shouldn't be out here taking pictures. ***CRACK*** It is safer near the shore, but the good shots are out on the ice. I opened the doors and ate lunch outside on... Continue Reading →
Friday Photos and Another Fire
This is why I love Colorado. While driving back from a hair appointment, I can gaze out the window at a view like this! And this. The clouds that day were unusual for two reasons. A fire is continuing to burn 40 miles away in the Rocky Mountain National Park and there was a heat... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
I Am So Hot!
Colorado gets around 300 sunny days a year and this summer could be a scorcher. After skipping springtime we have leapt into mid-July weather. Boulder is one mile high in elevation and with the altitude comes thinner and drier air. It can be a very good thing (my hair and humidity hate on each other),... Continue Reading →
Small Dog Warnings in Boulder County
Okay. I’ll admit it. I am a weather chaser. No, I am not a lunatic that races across the country with a million pieces of crazy equipment trying to find the center of a tornado, nor do I go out of my way to drive in snowstorms although I love winter driving. However, I do... Continue Reading →
Get Out While You Still Can! Videos and Photo
If you are reading this then you are neither boarding up your windows, running to higher ground, nor driving inland. Please listen to me, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN! Don't go jet skiing like these fools! Don't set up your lawn chairs to watch the storm come in while raising your fist in the air... Continue Reading →