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Poudre River in Winter

Poudre River in Winter

Cloudy and overcast skies this morning. Looking and feeling like winter, probably because it is. A few snowflakes could be seen on my walk to the bus stop. I thought, sorry, there I go again thinking, I could add to the wintery mood if I converted this image to black and white. They, those weather guys, say we are only going to reach the low 20’s today. I’ve decided to NOT wear my sandals, so my biggest decision for the day has been made. I’m now at the Lory Student Center to read and write. Will meet a good friend for brunch later. Have a super Awesome week!

Every day, priests minutely examine the Law
And endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain,
The snow and moon.
 Ikkyu

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Snow Along Poudre River

Snow Along Poudre River

Snow Along Poudre River

“Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine.” Anne Lamott

We finally are warming up, expecting 40 degrees today and 50 tomorrow. Took this image about an hour ago along the Poudre River. Stay warm!  đź™‚ 

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Along the Rivers Edge

Poudre River at North Shields Ponds trail.

Poudre River at North Shields Ponds trail.

Instead of taking my walk around the block I headed to the North Shields Ponds nature area. The Poudre River runs along the nature area and this is where I stopped and sat along the rivers edge. The clear skies made for wonderful fall colors. The soft sound of the gentle flow of the river was soothing. A good way to start the day.

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Blue Skies Over Poudre River

Blue Skies and Water

Blue Skies and Water at Arapaho Bend Nature Area

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Poudre River

Poudre River

Poudre River

A walk amongst nature, whether by the sea, river, hill, valley, meadow or wood, works wonders for the human spirit – Anonymous

Taken while on a walk at the Environmental Learning Center.

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Time on the River

 

The Artist

The Artist

Time in nature can be for healing and calming the soul. While on my drive up the Poudre Canyon the other day I came across two people who were finding time in nature, one and artist and one a fly fisherman.

The Fisherman

 

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Fall Colors

Colorado Aspens

Colorado Aspens

On Tuesday afternoon I drove up Poudre Canyon in search of aspen colors and to get out of town. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few still in good condition and color and I got an extra surprise at Joe Wright Reservoir near Cameron Pass. It was nice with the overcast skies and light rain. I was somewhere around Rustic when the rain began and major wind picked up. I took my time and stopped several times to stretch my legs, take a few photos, stand in the rain and wind and mess up my hair. I could see what looked like heavier rain as I drove farther west and increased in altitude. As you can see I began to see that the higher peaks were covered in snow. Before I reached Joe Wright Reservoir, which is around 10,000 feet in elevation, the rain became sleet then to snow. I had a wonderful time!

Aspens Along the Poudre RiverYes, that's snow on those peaks.Old Barn at Kininik ParkSnow on Cameron Pass

 

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