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Old 04-26-2011, 08:45 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Hey, your neighbors should have a pot of gold in their yard......LOL

Wow, it is really green there !
It's not really that green yet, if it keeps raining like it's been everything should really green up next week. When I lived in Ridgway I would drive down here and be amazed at all the green when there everything was either white with snow or still brown.

Freeze warning for tonight, I got covers for my fruit trees. It's cloudy and 39 degrees this morning.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:28 PM
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In the low 40's and windy with light rain/snow this afternoon. I can see it snowing on the Mesa. Went to Walmart which was nice to be able to drive 10 minutes instead of 30 minutes one way and it wasn't crowded at all. Then Wilson's BBQ which for an old southern boy, was mighty tasty. Back home, fire in the fireplace, and will cover the fruit trees later for the hard freeze expected tonight.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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Here we go again. This pattern of late April - early May overnite freezing, on the heels of prior warm spells is bringing back memories. Having grown up in southeastern PA, this is deja vu all over again. I remember freezing my butt off at track meets at this time of the year, while underneath my sweat suit I was sunburned from a warm spell just a few days earlier. It could be so windy and cold, which was alwasy hard to swallow after being teased by a few sunny, 80 degree days just a few days earlier. Sound familar in western Colorado?

In Grand Junction last year, the last freeze of the spring did not ocurr until May 7th. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the last freeze of the season ocurrs even later this year.

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:09 PM
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Sunset looking from my backyard toward the West Elks this evening:

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Old 04-28-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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Gorgeous.
What mountain range is behind the hills, all snow-covered?
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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It's not really that green yet, if it keeps raining like it's been everything should really green up next week. When I lived in Ridgway I would drive down here and be amazed at all the green when there everything was either white with snow or still brown.

Freeze warning for tonight, I got covers for my fruit trees. It's cloudy and 39 degrees this morning.
Coming from Nevada to CO (right in time for the winter months) - that's GREEN!!!!! LOL

And the sunset is amazing !
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:48 AM
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Gorgeous.
What mountain range is behind the hills, all snow-covered?
West Elks and Mt Lamborn.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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Bright sunny day today, it's about 64 degrees and very nice. My neice bought a house on Snob Hill (I bet jazzlover knows where that is) and I spent a few hours wandering around there.

Looking toward the San Juan mountain range (where I used to live). You can see my house in the photo (I'm not saying which one!):



The West Elk range looking toward Paonia:



Looking toward Delta and the Uncompahgre Plateau:



And I stumbled (literally) on this brick, and just thought it was cool. I found another complete brick, they say Delta Brick and Tile Works, Delta, Colo:

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Old 04-28-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Half of original Delta was built with brick from Delta Brick & Tile. The plant was located (who knew?) on "Brickyard Hill" just west of Delta. Personally, I really don't care for the "blonde" brick that came from the Delta Brickyard. I far prefer the red brick that came from the brickyards around Cañon City, but that is just a personal preference. Oh, and Heavyweight Champion boxer Jack Dempsey, who hailed from Manassa in the San Luis Valley (thus his moniker, the "Manassa Mauler"), worked at the Delta Brickyard while he was training as a fighter.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:28 AM
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I learned today when you break an irrigation pipe, there's LOTS of water, LOTS of mud, a scramble for the shut off valve (that is of course rusted), a quick trip to Delta Hardware, and repairs in the mud...with the mandatory 40 mph howling wind.

Well that was fun.
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