Just a short post regarding our experience with the devastating floods in & around Boulder CO this week. We’re midway up the Poudre Canyon (around 7400’ elevation, west of Ft Collins & north of Estes Park) & are parked up the hill a bit from the Poudre River. No flooding or rock/mud slides. Other than 3 long days of constant rain, always feeling soggy, & cleaning up after a wet, gritty-footed dog, we had no problems. We even went to Ft Collins on Wednesday where it stopped raining that afternoon. The clouds are very picturesque hanging low on the mountains tho. I even bought a new camera. . .a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. . .cause it has a 50 times power zoom. Seems lots of my photos are taken from a moving pickup so I’d like to get closer photos of things as we pass by. It does some neat tricks, but I honestly prefer my 10-year old Sony CyberShot R-1.
Anyway, here’s the low clouds & the Poudre River rolling by on Thursday evening.
Of course I HAD to try some macro photos of some of the flowers around here too.
We have friends coming from Kansas City tomorrow for their first-ever visit to Colorado (if they don’t chicken out). Geez, not going to be an easy trip with all the detours. Poudre Canyon Highway (#14) between us & Ft Collins has been washed out in several places plus numerous rock/mud slides on the road. It’s closed below us until repairs can be made. . .sometime. I-25 is flooded & shut down from Ft Collins all the way up to the WY border. All three roads leading into Rocky Mountain National Park from the east have been washed out, & the Park has quite a bit of damage & is closed. Estes Park is pretty well cut off with no power, water, or phone svc of any kind. HAM radios are relaying info. At least the water is receding around the Front Range towns, but it just rained here again this afternoon, & who knows how much more down canyon or south of us.
I LOVE living in our little trailer. . .BUT. . .I’m realizing NOT so much when it rains (& rains & rains, & is chilly outside too) for days on end. The idea was to follow the sun & find the weather that fits our clothes! I’m about to start growing gills and really, really looking forward to our winter in the dry, warm desert again.