Wednesday, January 24, 2007
We got snowed- in in Byers and had to stay an extra night as the highways were closed. This is the fifth weekend that Colorado has had a blizzard. There has been snow on the ground continuously for over a month. This is a photo of our son's patio before the 5th blizzard started. Only 6 inches fell this time, but the winds blew up to 60 miles an hour and caused whiteouts and drifts over the highways. As always, it was good to visit with family. Doug and Jennie are great cooks, so we ate, laughed, talked, and watched movies. Here is a photo we brought home of three of our grandchildren; we think that Crystal, Brian and Breanne are quite good looking. And growing up so fast.
Of all things, Mandy had a swimming party for her 16th birthday at the school's indoor gym in Deer Trail while the blizzard started outside. Luckily, it didn't get bad enough to close the roads until the next day.
As we drove home on Monday, there were drifts higher than the cars in the center of the street, many cars and four wheel drive trucks were off the road and a snow plow was stuck along I-70. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the snow covered Rocky Mountains looked splendid as we drove west toward Denver.
I've also posted a photo of snow on sunflower seed heads in our garden, and a winter sunset. The garden even has winter beauty.