This is an exciting and stormy time of the year in Colorado. Beautiful too.
This recent storm moved toward the open plains of eastern Colorado, as so many do.
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Looking to the west as a storm blew in. In Colorado we get a fair amount of hail.
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I was stunned to notice how some of the snow that had accumulated on my roof was sliding off. It created a sheet that didn’t stay long, and was blessed with natural back-light.
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This restored honey is left outside to face the elements. It’s enough to make a sentimental soul like me very angry. Perhaps I’ll steal it, wash it, and give it a proper home.
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An image taken recently, before the cold, snow, and wind changed the look entirely.
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© 2014 Michael Fiveson
A farm building has been battered and pelted by the elements for years, but still stands and is fully functional, if a bit leaky. I’m not sure what the round wheel-like thing is.
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On August 3, at the precise moment this storm was moving towards my neighborhood, I was outside with my wife watching the sky moving in a circular motion. It was a very eerie shade of green and there were reports of tornadoes sighted in neighboring towns. We were mesmerized and afraid, and in the process of watching this, I never ran inside for my camera.
Good thing my friend Rudee Hartono was at work just to the north of my home and snapped this with his IPhone. He was kind enough to allow me to re-work the photo and post it. As he watched it move south, I was watching it come in from the north. We had at least 25 minutes of intense hail and hard pounding rain. My gutters were quickly overwhelmed and we had some flooding.
Now I wait for my new roof and skylights, having already deposited my insurance check. All my neighbors need new roofs as well. My last one was just put on four years ago. We will soon be listening to crickets during the night, and hammers during the day. Oh well, just an inconvenience. But what a sky!
© 2013 Michael Fiveson
A fertile field awaits an approaching storm. Again the cycle of life begins and all remains beautiful in Colorado as the days grow longer, and I grow happier.