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Old 05-08-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Snikt, beautiful pictures! While I've yet to see an autumn in the east (my husband is originally from PA too), I sure do miss the spectacular color display of aspens in Colorado. I've been pretty unimpressed here in Oregon. The fall in Colorado is my favorite time of year!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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delta07 wrote:
The fall in Colorado is my favorite time of year!
Fall is my favorite season everywhere I've ever lived.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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delta07 wrote:
The fall in Colorado is my favorite time of year!
Fall is my favorite season everywhere I've ever lived.
It used to be mine too, until I moved to Central Oregon. Now, I savor summer, as it's so short. I try to appreciate it while it lasts!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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As you know delta, from having lived in Grand Junction, summer is a pretty long season over here. When it comes, the cooler weather is quite welcome....but I do dread the coming of the long cold winter. Grand Junction is a place of extremes...long hot summers with long cold winters and a few weeks of spring and fall thrown into the mix between the extremes. I might add that spring has been quite pleasant and it started quite early this year. The big summer heat can wait, or better yet...just skip the big heat for the next few years.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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As you know delta, from having lived in Grand Junction, summer is a pretty long season over here. When it comes, the cooler weather is quite welcome....but I do dread the coming of the long cold winter. Grand Junction is a place of extremes...long hot summers with long cold winters and a few weeks of spring and fall thrown into the mix between the extremes. I might add that spring has been quite pleasant and it started quite early this year. The big summer heat can wait, or better yet...just skip the big heat for the next few years.
Oh yes, I remember the long, hot summer there! In fact, I quite miss it. Never thought I would say that, but I guess I never say never. I actually didn't find GJ winters to be long or cold though. There were a few weeks of bitter temps, and usually it was when the inversion layer hit the valley, but other than that, the sun kept things pretty warm. Of course, when I moved to Grand Junction it was from Fairplay, CO, where winter is truly long and cold. I remember moving down to GJ in April and thinking I was going to die! It was already 80 degrees and it was still in the 30s and 40s up in the high country. My husband didn't want to turn on the swamp cooler yet either, but I had to. I couldn't bear the heat, haha! How things have changed. I'm ready for the warmth now. Only in the 50s here in Central Oregon yesterday. I'm freezing!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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In Grand Junction, we've already experienced 11 days so far this year with high temps of 80 or above. The high hit 89 on two ocassions, but no 90s....yet.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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delta07 wrote:
The fall in Colorado is my favorite time of year!
Fall is my favorite season everywhere I've ever lived.
Mine, too. Even in Champaign, IL with the corn and soybeans turning brown, it meant cooler weather. That Champaign summer is brutal.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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Mine, too. Even in Champaign, IL with the corn and soybeans turning brown, it meant cooler weather. That Champaign summer is brutal.
My family is from a small town 20 miles from Champaign and I used to go there in the summer to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles and dozens of cousins.

I'd walk beans to make some money and could not believe how miserable the weather was; no sun, it was hidden behind the haze, the humidity was unbelievable given what I was used to in Denver and the smell from the lagoon, well... let's just say if you haven't been on a pig farm, you have no idea what you are missing.

All of that said, I have some great memories from there (lightening bugs!) and wish I could get back a little more often... just not in the middle of summer.
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