The seasonal changes are yet another big part of what makes a town like Denver worth living in. Having lived in a mono-climate, where the only seasonal change was a varying of temperature and humidity and, oh yeah, hurricane season, our seasonal changes are what keeps things really interesting with such a varying of pure change from season to season. I’ve posted the seasonal change to winter, spring snow and full on summer, but the change from winter to spring, to me, is the most satisfying of all seasonal changes. With the winter to spring change, we get a new perspective on life. Where once was brown, dead dreary trees and grass and dirt, we see buds springing from once lifeless limbs, brown grass magically transformed green and beautifully colored flowers pushing through the dry, hardened seemingly dead earth.
It’s hard not to appreciate spring and all its newness and beauty. Away go the heavy coats and boots. The snow shovel will (hopefully) get stored in the garage for many months and the roller blades, bicycles, shorts and sandals are now at the ready for basking in this new season. We welcome you spring like a very rich uncle we almost forgot we had.
Enjoy spring in Denver, but keep your eyes open for the only aspect of spring we truly fear… HAIL!
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Kirk A Hartshorn 720-244-5454 RIDE ON!
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Well spring has hit Denver and so has our first big ,wet spring snow storm. The beauty of a spring storm can sometimes be overlooked by the damage that comes along with this heavy, wet snow. Power outages, downed tree limbs and power lines, and lots of slush are but a few of the consequences of a heavy spring snow. But let’s not dwell on all that and just see what beauty comes of a spring snowfall in Wash Park.
Most snow storms hit us from the north, as seen with the accumulation on some of these north facing trees and light posts.
These heavy, wet spring snow storms can take a toll on trees and shrubs that hold snow like a magnet holding metal filings. Most trees are resilient and strong enough to hold on until the melt happens.
But in Denver this scene will be transformed in a mere few days. Erased by the sun as if it never happened and the park will be abuzz with bikes, roller blades and children running about forgetful of what the neighborhood looked like just few days prior. Remember, Denver has approx. 300 days of sunshine a year, so we just look at these springtime snowstorms as a great way to get some water in the ground and help make it a greener summer.
The residents of the park don’t seem to have been affected by the snow at all.
The fall colors in Denver seem to be very impressive this year as compared to last. Last year Denver seemed to skip past fall (autumn) and shuttle us directly into winter. This year, though, colors abound throughout the city. I walked around Wash Park the other day and took some pictures of some changing leaves, some others from around Cherry Creek and a few today along the Cherry Creek bike path on my way back from a bike ride to Lookout Mountain in Golden. Even as I type up this post I peer out my window and am flooded with leaf colors of reds, greens, yellows and oranges. A spectacular site in the city.
Kirk Hartshorn 720-244-5454 firstname.lastname@example.org
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