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Bicyclist on a cold morning near campus

Bicyclist on a cold morning near campus

Walked to a coffeehouse last week to meet a friend for a cup of coffee and their breakfast enchiladas. 🙂 The temperature was somewhere between 25 and 30 degrees  (F). I am still surprised how many people in Fort Collins ride bicycles in all sorts of weather. They just gear up for whatever nature brings on. I’m actually envious of their commitment to riding. 

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Do Not Overlook

One of the trees outside the Behavioural ScienceS Building

One of the trees outside the Behavioural Sciences Building

Alan Watts says, “Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” I like to think my years looking through a viewfinder, being more aware, awake, enlightened or whatever you call it  has helped to not overlook as often.

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Now we have the cold

Snow Covered Trees at the Bus Stop

Snow Covered Trees at the Bus Stop

A couple images from yesterday’s snowfall. We received about 4 inches and now have to deal with the cold.

Branch with Leaves in Snow

Branch with Leaves in Snow

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Its Snowing

Bright and Colorful

Bright and Colorful

It is lightly snowing this morning with 2-4 inches accumulation. It has let up as I can see blue sky and sunlight trying to break through.  It is also cold, about 27 degrees and expected to dip into the teens tonight. Instead of posting an image of snow I decided to post an image I took yesterday morning on my campus walk. It is bright, colorful and shouts of fall colors rather than our world of white we have today. May you have a super Awesome day!

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Yes, Bluer is a Word

Blue Skies over the CSU Soccer Practice Field

Blue Skies over the CSU Soccer Practice Field

I love blue skies! So, after getting off the bus and walking to Morgan Library on Colorado State University campus I had to smile and point my camera to the northern skies. I find this time of the year to be a favorite. We begin to have cooler temperatures making for a better night of sleep and refreshing mornings. And, I think the blue skies are bluer! 🙂

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Snow Shovels

Bright Colored Snow Shovels

Bright Colored Snow Shovels

This past week they were giving away snow shovels on campus. No way were you going to misplace his shovel because they were bright orange shovels. I did not ask why but watched students carrying them around campus and on the buses. Anyway, it came at the best time as snow is predicted to arrive tonight and into tomorrow. So, in anticipation of the cold and snow I put on a crock pot of vegetable soup. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and praying you have a great week.

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Our Spring Snow Storm

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

It has been snowing for that past 24 hours, a heavy wet spring snow. Schools closed down yesterday afternoon as the snow accumulation was much more than predicted. There was no need or desire to be out in the mess, so yesterday I sat in my condo reading and writing while listening to tree branches snapping and cracking. I took down the soup from the freezer and put it on the stove. Nothing better than a winter storm outside and the smell of soup cooking inside. This storm has brought some heavy damage to our trees.

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

This morning I ventured to Rowland Moore Park in the interest of seeing how much damage to the trees. I was surprised to see only small to medium branches were broken and no trees down. But, I also could see the amount of snow accumulation on the picnic tables. I read this morning the snow accumulation on Fort Collins was 5 inches. However, I estimated 8 inches at my condo and by looking at this table that seems accurate.

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

The campus at Colorado State University took some heavy damage. This sidewalk is along Shields Avenue on the west side of campus. I was shocked as I drove along and needed to stop a few images of the damage. In this image you can see multiple tree branches down and one tree completely uprooted and laying in the parking lot. Just around the corner from here was a massive tree that had come done and was on top a someones car. They are not going to be happy. 🙁

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