Overnight snow alvin January 3, 2020 - 8:43am

I had to go to a physical therapy appointment early this morning in Louisville, Colorado, and one benefit of getting up early were some beautiful views of the overnight snow, clouds on one side of the sky, and sunshine on the other.

A tub of applesauce exploded alvin December 7, 2019 - 1:42pm

A tub of applesauce exploded when I returned to higher altitude (driving back to Colorado from Kentucky). I’m always surprised when that doesn’t happen to my brain.

~ December 7, 2017

A crow in the snow, somewhere in Colorado alvin November 30, 2019 - 10:02am

A crow in the snow, a memory of a winter past.

Let it snow? alvin October 29, 2019 - 1:58pm

October 29, 2019: We already have a few inches of snow on the ground, and reports call for another five inches today, with temps in the teens.

The Rocky Mountains, west and south of Boulder, Colorado alvin October 12, 2019 - 6:11pm

This is a view of the Rocky Mountains that are west and south of Boulder, Colorado. The apartment I lived in was located in the south/west area of Broomfield. There was actually a sign on the street in front of the apartments that said, “Welcome to Superior,” but somehow my apartment was in Broomfield.

Coyotes in Colorado alvin September 3, 2019 - 3:55pm

I used to live next to a big, open field in Broomfield, Colorado, and used to enjoy listening to the coyotes at night. Eventually they got their own sign.

Made a woman cry today alvin August 29, 2019 - 9:50am

Less than 24 hours back in Colorado, and I made a woman cry today.

But it was a good thing.

We were talking and I mentioned something we had talked about previously, and she said, “I can’t believe you remember that,” and started crying.

Just like someone lifted my spirits back in December of 2005 (a story I wrote about recently), never underestimate the effects of a kind word.

~ August 29, 2018

30% of car license plates near me are from out of state

I don’t know what the exact numbers are, but Colorado is growing very rapidly, especially in this area where I live in the cities near Boulder. On a walk today I counted that 66 out of 220 license plates I saw were out-of-state license plates, meaning that a whopping 30% of my neighbors are from out of state and haven’t changed their license plates yet.