Yet another dreary, dismal day dawns in Denver. I'm getting really tired of chilly, cloudy rainy, snowy, weather that's making it difficult for me to accomplish the things I want to get done before I leave. And to make matters worse I have to drive to my storage room in Divide Colorado Monday morning and they're predicting snow for Sunday and Sunday night. Since Divide is 3 or 4 thousand feet higher than Denver experience tells me the weather in Divide will be worse than it is in Denver.
Also even though this last week has been pretty chilly, it hasn't been what I would call cold. But this next cold front coming through Saturday and Sunday is supposed to take the high temperatures down into the 20s which as far as I'm concerned makes the jump from chilly to downright cold. And since I've got to be outside doing some work in the storage room Monday it looks like I'm going to have to break out my last remaining pair of thermal underwear that I keep around just for such occasions.
The mountains have been getting a lot of snow this last week and one of the ski resorts said they're going to open this weekend. Usually the ski areas try to get open by Thanksgiving which is kind of the official start of their ski season. Not being a skier myself or having been on a pair of skis since the 80s I don't know much about the ski season but I do know that the middle of October is pretty early to get, or make, enough snow to ski on.
As I've said before, dealing with weather like this reminds me of all the feelings I had when I was making the decision to go full time and how much of that decision was based on my desire not to have to deal with snow and cold. But a brief taste of it every now and then reinforces my belief that I made a wise decision and makes me appreciate even more the times when I'm Boondocked in the sun next to a Saguaro and able to wear a T-shirt in January.
A few snow covered flowers coming to the realization that summer's over.