Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blast of Cold (Or - Blasted Cold) in Breckenridge



Screaming down the flue, groaning in the eaves, rattling the windows, intruding in my dreams, wind blasts against the house. Shivering, I rise silently in indigo light to watch another chilly dawn. (The color rose doesn't always portend warmth.)



I ventured outdoors to downhill ski both yesterday and today. Windchill made riding the lifts uncomfortable even though the sun shone and the sky was blue. We'll take a break from the wind by spending the weekend in the city. It's supposed to be in the 50's. Yippee!

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  1. i felt the chill in your opening words. :)

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  2. We're supposed to get some of that warmth too this weekend - yay!

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  3. Balmy 50s!! No- the rose colored sky does not portend warmth, does it? Have a good time in the city.

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  4. I'm shivering now. But the light is just stunning.. especially in the second image. Beautiful post card scene.

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  5. From your cold to the searing heat experienced by the tennis players at the Australian Open, they would welcome some, a little of your cooler air right now. Love the photo with sky pink, not giving any heart but that beautiful colour for such a short time. Enjoy the city and all it has to offer, greetings from Jean. p.s. snow to 700m in Central Otago today!!!

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  6. I love the way you described the wind. I could feel it. Enjoy your reprieve. And be careful of the windchill - you don't want frostbite!

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  7. I realize it is terribly cold...but, oh my, what beautiful "indigo" and "rose" light to go with it. Hope you balmy days in Denver are just what you need...pleasant dreams.

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  8. Funny to think of 50s as a warm spell; that's chilly for us. Hope you enjoy, though! Sounds like you could use a break.

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  9. It might be cold but it is beautiful However,wind sure takes the fun and appreciation out of the cold. Glad you have a place to go that will give you a break. Enjoy the warmth.

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  10. Enjoy your weekend in the warmth (which is definitely relative)! We find the old saying 'red sky at morning, sailors take warning' to be true quite often.

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  11. Lovely photos of the sunrise and beautiful descriptive words, Barb. Enjoy your warm week-end!

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  12. You nailed it Barb! Nothing worse than those bone-chilling winds!
    I remember well those lift rides up the mountain slopes in the FREEZING wind......but forgot everything on the way down.
    Have a good weekend.

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  13. My ignorance of "cold" where you live is bliss to my eyes looking at your photographs. Beautiful!

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