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A Winter Scene - red door, a dusting of snow, and a vintage bicycle

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Week in Colorado

We've had a much needed snowstorm this past weekend....remnants of the snow still remain as the winds blew fiercely and piled snow in drifts along fences and on the north sides of buildings. 

The Rockies got a fresh dusting of powdered sugar, the roads took on an icy edge...

And the dry landscape took on a more snowy look.

The rivers are melting, but it is very obvious their levels are quite low.

The grasslands are harshly under-watered and are quick to catch fire

And a week before Easter, here's how the sleepy town of Estes Park looks

The winding roads got a bit more treacherous

The animals were lured closer to the roadways to find tidbits to eat

And the elk came out of the forests to bask in the sunshine with their friends.  If you look closely, you can see a bird approaching this one in the middle.....

It is no longer safe to walk across ponds and streams

And even the elk (look closely in the background) are beginning to look for a picnic site!

Lovely Easter cards have arrived in the mail from faraway friends who make me smile

Moss is beginning to appear on the rock outcroppings

And the feeders are emptying faster and faster as nests are beginning to appear in the pines

I'm working on table settings for the upcoming wedding and seeing how our mismatched plates and silverware will all go together

And the Easter decorations have graced my bookshelves

There are bunnies and eggs everywhere!!

But most of all, there is the hope of Spring!!

The joy of rebirth

The promise of life and love and renewal

May you each be blessed with a joyous Easter and my the bunny bring you a basket filled with fun!



  1. Ahhh, so lovely to read this post & see a little more of your life in beautiful different from our landscape here. The antique place settings are lucky bride to be, with the services of the best wedding planner at her disposal! And I recognise those lovely Easter cards, too!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweetheart xoxo

  2. your photos, from the bird walking up to the elk, to the snow covered rivers! Tom and I both thought the shot down the Estes Park street was beautiful! Sorry your snow & water levels are so low. Our garden, yards and farm grounds are the same way and keep praying for moisture this spring! Sounds like the wedding will be amazing! Our granddaughter will marry this June...and she will also be graduating from college! So, it will be a busy time!

    Blessings my friend,

  3. Dear Joann,

    Thanks for sharing photos of the Colorado landscape! Spring is definitely in the air! I absolutely love your Easter bunny decorations and the table setting! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy Easter!

    I heard robins chirping at dusk for the first time today ...a sure sign that spring is here! Yay! xoxo


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