Yesterday’s bad weather left a fresh coat of white on Mt. Whatsitsname.
I noticed on the drive to the hospital today that there’s still plenty of snow up in the Rocky Mountains.
I can’t remember the history of this image, but the metadata tells me that I created it on May 13, 2014. It looks like I might have applied some artistic effects to it using Gimp, but I think what I actually did was just take a slightly zoomed-in photo with an iPhone 5s, because that also appears in the metadata. Either way, it was the view I had from my previous residence on the west side of Broomfield, Colorado.
March 24, 2013: After yesterday's snowstorm, about 5" locally, I woke up to completely white mountains. Twenty minutes later they looked like the top photo, and twenty minutes after that they looked like the bottom photo. Between the thin air (my apartment is at 5,800') and the sun, the snow disappears fast here, either by melting or ablation.
If you can handle the weather in Boulder, Colorado this winter (2018-19) you can probably handle the weather in Alaska. Well, southern Alaska, anyway. This is the weather in Talkeetna, Alaska or Boulder, it doesn’t really matter because they’re about the same. Of course the huge difference is the darkness in the winter. (Image from wunderground.com).
At a Meetup in Boulder, Colorado last night I learned about the Jupyter Notebook project.
Here’s a little plug for my business systems analyst services that I offer in the Boulder/Louisville, Colorado area: A Boulder, Colorado User Story Mapping example on the Valley Programming website. It’s a short example that demonstrates user story mapping using my Radio Pi project (which was first conceived in Boulder) as an example. User story mapping is a great technique for creating a shared understanding of a complete software system.
Here’s a photo of a big sky over the Rocky Mountains, just south of Boulder, Colorado on January 28, 2014. I saw this same sky in Denali, Alaska once many years ago. Breathtaking both times. (Click the image for a much larger version of it.)
Here’s some information about the Boulder, Colorado Chautauqua, courtesy of the menu at the Chautauqua dining hall.
A cow driving an old Volkswagen van, as seen in an ice cream shop somewhere on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado.