At Last – The Real Colorado

DSC02949I’d forgotten how beautiful Spring time was in Colorado. We’ve endured a month of floods, dark clouds, hail and torrential downpours. Those of us who love this magnificent state were perplexed by the weather. Awakening to dark clouds and rain every morning just isn’t what we’re used to.

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And now Colorado is brimming with the glory of Spring. Life is good.

Can you spot the Angel?

DSC02939 DSC02938An interesting cloud hovered over my house tonight. It looked like an upside down tornado.

It slides over the Rocky Mountains

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A dark cloud slides across the sky. It devours the beautiful blue and orange sunset. Another snow storm creeps towards us.

Raindrops and Wildlife

After a tremendous lightening show and downpour last night, the sun eventually penetrated the clouds. Raindrops, like diamonds, hung from the pine tree outside my house.

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When I opened my blinds this morning, the local wildlife basked in the morning sunshine. Aren’t I lucky to be surrounded by this. Lived here for almost 20 years and still don’t tire of it.

Enjoy your Sunday, I know I’m going to enjoy mine.

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Danger in the Sky

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Tornado warning – but the sky is so beautiful!

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Ominous and Threatening

 

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Knots in my Stomach and Funnel Clouds

After the rain.

After the rain.

I woke up this morning with my stomach tied in knots, which was a little alarming because it usually means something is about to happen. I lay in bed hoping and praying that my family were safe before taking some deep breaths and getting out of bed. It was awfully dark for 6am in late May. I peered through the blinds. Had I been transported to another State? Colorado mornings were almost always sunny, what happened? It was also very humid, which isn’t normal for Colorado. I switched on the local news and started my morning routine. The bubbly blonde weather lady was way too cheerful as she told us we could expect rain, egg sized hail and tornadoes later in the day!

She was right, I watched funnel clouds form this afternoon, luckily the ones close to my office never picked up any strength. It was exciting to watch though. Five tornadoes touched down in Colorado today, no major damage, just Mother Nature reminding us what she could do. This evening I enjoyed a beautiful sunset, but to the east I see another storm cell forming. It may be a colorful noisy night.

 

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Unwrapping the Fog

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Snowy Moon


The snow comes, I smell it,

I feel it,

All is quiet and still.

Birds have flown to a warmer place,

Rabbits in their warrens, 

Only the deer graze unafraid,

Quietly filling their bellies and enjoying the tranquility.

I sit by the fire and wait for the storm,

Safe and warm,

At home.

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By the time I finished my chores today it was almost four. After working on my current novel ‘September Souls’ I decided to catch up on the news……snow in the forecast and lots of it. I went onto the porch to investigate and found the moon trying to peep out from behind the snow clouds that are already drifting in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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