Oh, screw it. Do I really want to blog on an afternoon like this?
(Click for the full-size pics.)
Geez, and I was in a pretty good mood because it’s above 40 and there’s a little sun here.
But I’m a little shocked at how little snow there is, especially in the top picture. Is that at all normal at the end of winter? (‘Scuse my ignorance.)
I’m going for a motorcycle ride.
Screw all you guys, its 30 and snowing in Chicago!!
Colorado’s Front Range is a high altitude desert. This plus that fact that we have 300 days of sunshine a year means that what little snow we get is usually gone in a few days.
The amount of snow on Pikes Peak, however is less than normal, thanks to the drought we can’t seem to shake.
Don’t tell anyone… we prefer those on the east coast to wallow in their ignorance about the brutal Colorado winters.
Sweet Jebus screaming on a pogo stick! Those are some DAMN fine pictures, sir. What camera did you use to take them?
What’s it cost to move there? And who’s hiring?
Eichra, I just used my wife’s digital. She has the 4mpxl Gateway model. Cheap, and it does great outdoor shots.
Gotta be more careful indoors, however.
Stephen, stop posting those pictures, do you want all those poor slobs living on the east coast to wake up and move out here? Pull out the camera the next time there is a snow storm in April and post those pictures.
Stephen, just for contrast, and to make the East Coast people feel at home, maybe you sould take a picture of the dirty yellow smog cloud that sits on top of Denver most of the time.
When I walked to the pub yesterday 10 pm CET to celebrate St. Patricks day it was 16
Yeah, well how bout the seamy underbelly of the Springs, Security, Fountain and Widefield? Quick! move to Pueblo before it’s too late!
You’re makin’ me homesick.
Where near Colorado Springs do you get sandstone like that? I went to CU and never saw that. That is more like Western Colorado, Northern NM or Utah. Speaking of, I am planning someday to retire to the Cortez area.
In one stroke you have ruined the balance of tourism and migration in Colorado. On the one hand, the (apparent to the nebbish)lack of snow will hurt our alpine economy. On the other, the scenery will only foster more immigration to our fair city.
Finlay, keep your mouth shut about the 300 days – this is a highly guarded state secret meant to minimize the flow of refugees from Buffalo (like me).
We do live in paradise – hmmmm, fly fishing or skiing this weekend?
David, those rocks are at Garden of the Gods… one of the Col Springs city parks. And that’s not even my favorite of the red rocks there. It sure is purty though. heh.
Seventies today and for the near future. Sure is better than Minneapolis/St. Paul where I grew up.
Well I will be passing through Colorado Springs this summer. Maybe I shouldn’t just pass through.
This is just more elitism on the part of Big Bloggers to demonstrate their superiority over the mere reader and commentator.
Between this shameless display of beautiful vistas and Instapundit’s constant bragging about his sports car I just want to puke. I see the message here: “I have a blog so my life is filled with fast cars, hot women, endless parties and fabulous houses that none of you little people can even hope to afford. Go scroll some text while I pour a martini and negotiate my next book deal. Slime.”
(Seriously though, sweet pics. Those of us from the midwest are always impressed by photos free of smog..and a high pixel count)
Damn – You had to do that, didn’t you. I lived in Denver and C Springs back in my youth and I still think of Colorado as paradise. However, I don’t have pictures like this to drool over. Where’s your heart man? Seriously, all the best. (I am soooo jealous.) Terry
Vacation’s All I Ever Wanted…
…but a business trip is fine too. The view from my room. You may hate me now. Blogging will be sporadic until Friday night when I return the beautiful city o’Denver. Update: Steve Green reminds us that Colorado isn’t half…
I see no reason to call me a nebbish, Silver.
what the fuck, over?
I figured the ‘pretty pictures’ were of hot girls in bikini’s somewhere on a beach….
not pretty little clouds somewhere……..
you guys have days like that in that region ALL THE TIME……
I want girls in bikini’s
covered in oil
so I can fuck them.
JPS – no offense intended (I use the classic meaning of nebbish, versus the more derogatory version).
There is an old saw in Denver which states that if there is no snow during a Dever-based Monday Night Football game, early season skiing tourism dies (apparently there is a real relationship to the two). This, I surmise stems from the general lack of geographical knowledge by non-Coloradoans that while there is about 3,000 ft of altitude difference between the cities and ski areas, it is really the continental divide which dictates a totally different weather pattern.
Ergo – there is rarely snow on the “Hogback” even though there is some awsome skiing to be done back in the hills.
Today is supposed to be 80 and sunny today – oops, now I’m giving away state secrets.
My offense was feigned, Silver, but thanks. Thanks also to Finlay for the explanation. The dearth of snow in the front range makes sense for those reasons; I just hadn’t seen such a dramatic illustration of it. (Only time I spent in the CO Rockies was in late summer, when it was 55 degrees on top of Mt. Elbert, so the few patches of snow remaining didn’t shock me.)
Holy Cow! I didn’t know you were located in Colorado Springs. This former Manitouian asks you to head down to Manitou Springs’ famous Ancient Mariner and have the drink of your choice to his health.
And for any of you still on the fence about moving here- interest rates are at an all time low! Also steve happens to know the very best real estate agent in all the land who could carve out a piece of our wonderful state just in time for Summer.