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April 26, 2016

Weekend with nature

We took the kids to a wild life refuge over the weekend.  The have a herd of Bison free roaming.  This bison was about 10 yards from the car.

The deer were 10 yards from the car.

This guy was the hit of the day.  I got super close to this one.  Thankfully it was not a rattle snake.  
It was a great day.

April 15, 2016

Spring is bipolar in Colorado

This is my first spring in Colorado.  I am enjoying the spring flowers.

They are lining up quite nicely.

Aren't they beautiful!

However,  Tomorrow through Sunday we are expected to get a foot of snow.  Not the light powder but the heavy soggy kind.

I am afraid that we are going to loose all these and the spring flowers that are just about to bloom. 
I would have to say that Colorado needs to be medicated for Bipolar disorder.  Its become so drastic in its weather (mood swings) that I really think we have a problem. 

Is it always this way?

April 9, 2016

Gofer trouble

For a couple of weeks I have had a creature digging holes in my front yard.  I finally got a look at what it is that is a GOFER.
He is eating my grass.  He already killed some of the bushes in the front yard.

I posted his picture to my Facebook page asking for advice on how to get rid of it.
These are some of the responses.
  • Caddyshack him!!
  • Flame thrower!!
  • Poison peanuts at the local farm/feed store!
  • Chemical warfare!
  • Claymore mine!
  • .22!
  • Drown him out with a hose!
  • Post more pictures maybe he will get offended and go away!
  • They make traps that shoot spikes down into the hole that will run him through as he runs by!
  • Rodent Blaster!
  • C4!
  • This last one has a step by step instructions:

          1. Go to Redbox
          2. Rent Caddyshack
          3. Watch and learn
          4. Initiate knowledge
          5. Funeral

He is cute but has to go.

March 30, 2016

confused about what season we are in? you are not alone.

Last night in the Denver area we got hail.

Last Wednesday we had a Blizzard.
This afternoon we are getting another snow storm.

It is supposed to be Spring. Why the snow? 
We have three or four days of spring like weather than two days of winter weather.  Then back to three days of spring.  The next two or three days we are getting snow and cold weather.  I feel like we are on a teeter tooter. 
This is going to kill all the spring bulbs that are coming out.
I am afraid these will  not be able to survive the crazy weather.

Happy Spring?

March 24, 2016

Colorado and the Spring Break Blizzard

Yesterday we had a blizzard here in CO.  

It snowed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. These two pictures were from the morning as it was started.

These are my girls enjoying the day after. It is said we got 13 inches.  At first they said it was a 4 to 6 inch blizzard.  

As the morning progressed they realized they got it totally wrong.

March 15, 2016

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the #Hallelujah Chorus

A few weeks ago the Mormon Tabernacle Choir asked for people all over the world to tape themselves singing the Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and send it to them so that they could sing with the Mo-Tab Choir.  The video has been released and it is phenomenal.  I love the song and to see all these people being in one massive choir of talent is so exciting. If you are interested in seeing the video you can find it here: #Hallelujah  .

Just hearing the Mo-Tab Choir sing is a treat.  This is a doubly special treat to see young and old from all walks of life.  I am sure it was a treat for all those who got to join in with Choir.  

In my younger years I was in Choirs in high school and in college.  I sang this song and the whole Handel's Messiah during my freshman year at what used to be Ricks College, which is now BYU Idaho.  I have always loved the song and it always brings me to tears.  

I so much enjoyed watching it.  If you look closely you can find Donny Osmond singing in it.
So take a about 4 minutes and click on the link and be uplifted as I was by this phenomenal performance. #Hallelujah