Winter’s Pageant

This winter has brought several bouts of much-needed moisture in the form of snow to Colorado Springs, and as I'm scheduling this post, portions of the Rocky Mountains are waiting with bated breath for the next wintry wave predicted to drop two-plus feet of the white stuff. The brutal arctic blast that swept through North … Continue reading Winter’s Pageant

Winter, Finally

In the wake of my recent lament about our want of precipitation, I’m happy to report that three separate storms in the past week have brought some highly-appreciated moisture—in the form of snow. Totals varied based on location, but at the southern end of Colorado Springs we received a minimum of 8 inches (20 centimeters). … Continue reading Winter, Finally

Season’s Greetings

Winter Solstice is only a few days away, but wintry interludes have punctuated the weather along Colorado’s Front Range since mid-October, when a deep freeze brought an abrupt end to still-blooming flowers and changing leaves, which suddenly and sadly lost their pigment nearly overnight, and became brown and brittle appendages, that rattled through brisk autumn … Continue reading Season’s Greetings

Winter Isn’t Over

In the arid American Southwest, made more arid by recurring drought, any form of moisture is welcome. Few forms are more fabulous than frozen flakes falling from the firmament, as was the case last week. After two days of watching a snowfall through the window from my desk, my body and mind yearned to dive … Continue reading Winter Isn’t Over

Winter Fun

Colorado’s Rockies are home to our favorite winter getaway – Snow Mountain Ranch. Owned and operated by the YMCA of the Rockies, the retreat welcomes members and nonmembers alike. Among the too-numerous-to-list activities are snowshoe hikes, dog sled tours, and horse-drawn sleigh rides, but our 75 main reasons to visit are as many miles of … Continue reading Winter Fun