Roses forum: Some random pictures from my drive into work

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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 10:18 AM CST
This is what I see every day during the winter.

This is about a mile away from home & about 5 miles from work. Make sure you maximize the picture.

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 10:26 AM CST
This is about half way to work. I'm directly right next to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's dept. The mountain in front is Arapahoe Basin (a.k.a. A-Basin). One of the most wickedest ski areas around. Very no-frills, but the scenery makes up for it. Again, make sure you maximize the picture.

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Here's some of the other mountains up the chain.. Denver sits in a basin with rolling plains on the east and the mountains on the west. It doesn't sit *in* the mountains. Boulder does, however, sit in the foothills. Golden also sits in the foothills, so they can get that "Rocky Mountain Spring Water" for their Coors beer. Yuck. You can see the rolling clouds sitting on top of the mountains (Maximize the pic). All of this was taken this morning.. it was about 10 degrees when I took these pictures here on the plains. Up there, probably -10 to -15 degrees.

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 10:36 AM CST
Here's a pretty good picture of A-Basin again. It sits at only 13050ft. I thought it was one of the 14ers.

http://www.arapahoebasin.com/abasin/Default.aspx


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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 10:39 AM CST
Last picture. This I believe is Ken Caryl Canyon.. it's a box canyon right in the foothills. Nice area, but WAY too rich for my blood. Then people also complain when mountain lions eat their little foofoo dogs, bears break into their garbage, hawks & eagles take off with their cats, & deer eat their purdy flowers. Bah!

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 23, 2010 3:20 PM CST

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All I can say is bbrrrrrrrr! But then I've lived here all my life and am spoiled with our mild winters. Thanks for posting your slice of life skie!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Feb 23, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Sue - When I took these pictures, I was running around in a medium heavy coat, thin pink Converse sneakers, a denim jumper dress, & a 3/4 sleeve knit shirt. No socks. And it was about 10 degrees. :)

I never said I was smart. But I am excited that tomorrow's supposed to be in the mid 40s! Maybe, if it does warm up that much, I can open up some windows & air out the house! That would be WONDERFUL!! Right now, it's only 36 degrees.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 23, 2010 4:54 PM CST

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The clouds in a couple of the photos are so beautiful, Toni.

Can't imagine going sockless in 10-degree weather.
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Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Mar 5, 2010 1:48 PM CST
Wow, gorgeous scenery and no traffic!
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Apr 8, 2010 4:24 PM CST
i still get lost at cubits. but as you see i made it in.

dang skie. 10 degrees. hmmm. hmm. hmm. guess i see why you are so bored now. isn't it better though in the summer? what do yall do for fun?

the places are pretty esp. the rich town. yes i know the type. it's all about THEM.
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JaeRae
Apr 8, 2010 5:16 PM CST
foo-foo dogs! Rolling on the floor laughing
Woman on the eastbound train
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