Thursday, February 11, 2016

The REMAINS of a day . . .

Hi there!  And welcome to my blog today~
We had a bad snow storm on Monday and Tuesday; February 1st & 2nd in Colorado Springs, CO USA~
I finally got out and around to take some photo's; but these are from Friday Feb 5th.
And here it is, Feb 11th! and I'm just now posting~ *sigh*  Lots of the snow has melted; but really, a majority of it  is still here - probably till spring~

I apologize for the signs and wires in some of the pic's!  but I could not find a place to park where they could be avoided.    God has blessed us - as inconvenient as I know it was for so many - but we needed the moisture so badly!  I am grateful for the 'melt' and the water that is now soaking into our land.  We are semi-arid and always welcome snow or rain.

We often have beautiful blue skies like this!  Isn't it so pretty!?

 

(in the photo above) - We are looking west.   I work about a mile west from here; down in that valley~
 
Above, can you see the snow-covered road traversing horizontally across the mountain!?

Below is our beautiful Pikes Peak mountain -The Rocky Mountain range runs vertically through (basically)  the western half Colorado.  We have 52 mountain peaks that are over 14,000 feet!
Many people make it a mission in life to climb them all~  WHEW!  (no, I haven't ; ) but some of my family, including my father, have climbed a good many of them.


 I thank you for taking a peek in today!!!    I hope you enjoyed these photos of our beautiful part of the country~  Blessings to you for a wonderful week!   ~Karen

10 comments:

  1. Hello!
    What a nice blog you have here. I have a question for you. Could you please email me at marysoldfashionedblog@gmail.com
    Thank you!
    Love,
    Mary
    marysblogallthingsoldfashioned.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the visit Mary : ) I do not have Internet @ home. You are welcome to ask your question here! I appreciate you taking time to stop by! Blessings to you~ karen

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  2. Dear Karen, they are beautiful photos, - the wonders of a blue sky, and the snow covered mountains below, oh what a sight, you have, all over you travel!! I know we can all be used to see the beauty, and almost on some days , not seeing it more, ( like me with "my" sea) but it must ,for you, be a fantastic thing , to every day open your eyes, to such a nature !! Are you sometimes driving the roads on the mountains ? Are they "wild", or totally secure to drive on ? Yes I speak like someone, never ever having been driving in mountains ,LOL.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.
    Hug from Dorthe

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    1. Hello Dorthe! Sorry my replies are slower now ~ Thank you so much for the visit and comment! You are a great support to me friend!
      But to answer your question, most of the main mountain roads are secure and black-topped like the highway. But that is only the main roads. There are many many dirt roads that lead to beautiful places; but you need a jeep or sport utility vehicle to travel on them! : ) Have a blessed week dear friend! ~Karen

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  3. HI Karen thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us. When I was a kid we took a family trip out west and went to Pike's Peak. My brother and I marveled at the fact that we could have a snowball fight on July 4th, especially coming from Long Island NY where the summers were very hot and humid. How fun was this post! Happy Valentines Day! XO Sue

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    1. Hi Sue! Thank you so much for your visit and comment!! Always appreciate hearing from you~
      When I was almost 12, my dad came home (we lived in the Detroit area) and said we were going to move; and live @ the bottom of a mountain! I was so scared (and excited:) I kept picturing one lone mountain in a blanket of snow! Like the north pole or something! : ) Have a great week Sue~ Karen

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  4. We have so enjoyed our visits when we go out west to Colorado, those mountains are just beautiful and the blue skies are so pretty with all that white!! I am glad you are getting the moisture you need there. Thanks for sharing the beauty around you, and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in Connie! You are such a peach~ We are blessed to live in such a beautiful spot : ) Take care & hope you have a blessed week ahead~ Karen

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  5. Gorgeous land! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Loved these photos. I was raised in Alamosa and went to a one room school there as a child. Colorado holds a special place in my heart.
    Blessings from Shirley

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