posts related to the state of colorado

Boulder, Colorado in the 1800s - Very few trees alvin December 5, 2019 - 8:20pm

A lot of people don’t believe it when they come to the Boulder, Colorado area, but there were very few, if any, trees in Boulder and other towns like Louisville naturally. As you can see in this image from the 1800s, there are a few trees on the left side of the image, which is west, and closer to the mountains. Louisville, Colorado is east of here.

This image comes from the City of Boulder Facebook page.

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.

Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019 alvin November 26, 2019 - 8:37am

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. These are the Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019, with significantly more snow expected today. Image courtesy of this tweet by Troy Renck.

Winter snowstorm, coming up ... alvin November 25, 2019 - 7:54am

Cowabunga, me going to need more cookie dough.

~ Broomfield, Colorado, November 25, 2019 (Thanksgiving week)

Big, aggressive cow shuts down traffic near Golden, CO alvin November 10, 2019 - 8:15pm

November 20, 2015: The photo (from the Denver Post) tells the story.

Drive back from Golden, Colorado (and Lady Cab Driver) alvin November 10, 2019 - 2:09pm

While driving back from Golden, Colorado on November 10, 2016, I happened to be listening to Lady Cab Driver by the artist formerly known as Prince, and wondered if these days he would have called it Lady Uber Driver. I thought it was interesting how society in the present moment has an effect on music and writing.

And here’s a gratuitous photo of some cattle on the right and wrong side of the fence near Golden, a big field, and some mountains.

132 rounds of chemo alvin November 6, 2019 - 10:24am

I have gone through some health issues, for sure, but I always feel much worse when I see little children in the hospital fighting some illness or disease. Seeing that breaks my heart, and I have nothing but love and respect for those kids and all of the medical professionals that help them.

And as I was writing that, I received an email about Marybeth Hoffman, who has gone through 132 rounds of chemo to fight pancreatic cancer. Anything I have gone through pales in comparison to what many other people have to deal with.

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.

Trump wants to build a wall in Colorado alvin October 24, 2019 - 10:44am

Donald Trump wants to build a wall in Colorado ...

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.