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end of summer

2006-10-19 20:37:52.963823+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

It looks like the last of summer's berries aren't going to ripen, or if they are will be shriveled little things, not worth picking. The massess of sweet juicy goodness amongst the prickers and poison oak along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard have been plucked, and the replacements aren't ripening with any speed.

One of the less attractive bits of living out here is that many of the denizens of the valley have a higher impact on the environment than they realize. Around this time of year the wood smoke starts to fill the canyon where we live and leave a hazy blue layer that at first smells quaint and rustic, but after a while is annoying and unhealthy.

And for some reason the yellow fade to green against the blue sky of this tree struck me.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-19 21:27:37.583822+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

Summer officially departed here on Tuesday with the first real snow:

Some Die-Hard Bikers! Sidewalk in the Snow Flatirons with Snow

Of course, the snow is pretty much gone today and the temp is back up near 60... But this does mean the end of local tomatoes and lettuces and the bears are heading for their dens.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-19 22:43:52.069003+00 by: Dan Lyke

I could use a few years back in snow country, I think.

Even if I had to get studded tires for the bike.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-21 05:27:49.498129+00 by: ebradway

Anytime you want to visit just let us know!

We're 40 minutes from Denver International and about 40 minutes from all sorts of snow...