For the most part our first winter living on the front range of Colorado has been a good one weather wise. It is often sunny, and since this area of the country is considered high desert and very dry, the cold temperatures do not feel as harsh as they did in New York City. So far, we've had temperatures as low as the teens and as high as the mid 60's. We finally had a significant snow fall this past week of eleven inches. I loved the view I had of the falling snow from my bedroom veranda.
One of the daily visitors I have in my backyard every morning, besides deer (see this post), are rabbits. I know, I am doomed not to be able to grow any flowers or vegetables in my backyard because of these herbivores, but this city born and bred girl is OK with that, as the only wild animals I saw in NYC were squirrels and birds. I love watching the new animals I see here, and so does my cat! As you can see in the photos above, my cat and a rabbit had a long staring contest one morning! (all photos can be enlarged by clicking on them once, and then again when they open on a new page)
Afterwards, our little Peter Rabbit guest hopped away on a new adventure!
My entire neighborhood looks so beautiful dressed in winter white.
I enjoy watching local children sleigh down the hills.
There are over twenty five miles of private trails in our community, and this winter I've taken many walks on a nearby trail that is paved. I know I will enjoy seeing the views along this, and other, more strenuous, hiking trails in my neighborhood in every season of the year.
The foothills and red rocks look so beautiful framed by the deep snow and bright blue skies. A Magpie sitting in a pine tree along the trail was very proud of a peanut he found, and was announcing the fact to other birds.
My house is located on a block behind this ridge. I think you can see that winter suits Colorado very well. It's one of the reasons I love living here!
Of course, having my very own Cabbage Patch Doll is another reason. Our little granddaughter looked so cute sitting among my daughter's childhood dolls. I knew there was a reason I saved them all for so many years!
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