Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Colors & Snow Colorado Springs CO 10/25 & 10/26/11

Snow storms in late Oct are not uncommon in Colorado.  We live at 6500 feet above sea level but are not in the mountains.

Pikes Peak is less than 30 miles west of us and protects us from real bad storms.  The western slope is where all the ski areas are.
Brussel Sprout plants

They are close to the fence.  There is no wind so the snow is just staying on the wires of the deer protection fence.

Maple Tree.  We are worried about the weight of the wet snow on the tree that still has leaves.  We lost several branches during a similar storm in 2008.

1 of 2 of our 70' Colorado Blue Spruce trees in the front yard.  Yellow framing it is another maple tree.
Pretty huh!?


Rose said...

It is pretty, but I'm glad that for now the snow is there and not here!

Suzanne cottone said...

Please keep it in Colorado Louise.
Snow predicted here tonight for high elevation. Don't plan on seeing any.

Catherine said...

I would love to enjoy fall a long!! while longer. Snow is very pretty but I think I would like to wait for Christmas. Blessings, Catherine