January 25th, 2013

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Five on Friday (photo edition)...

I went on a great river (creek) walk yesterday and played with my camera.
220 Here's what I saw:

1. 003 (In our little city/town, decorations are key -- and they keep up the sparkly lights throughout the winter months, perhaps to make up for the lack of leaves.)

2. 011 (Bridges are key, as the water level of this creek varies greatly throughout the year. In fact, the main bridge in town (just at the other end from where I am), had to be lifted a while back to keep the water from surging right over it during high flow.)

3. 184 (This is close to the entrance of the canyon -- Clear Creek Canyon -- looking back toward the hub of the town.) -- contd in next post, since LJ won't let me upload anymore pictures here *sigh*.
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Five on Friday (photo edition), part 2...

4. 205 (I'm standing on the bridge through town now, and these are the rock sculptures people place by the creek.)
211 (The rocks aren't the only 'scupltures' -- there are numerous metal depictions, as well, including a couple of these butterflies, some deer, a bear, numerous people/children, etc.)

5. 115 (2) (Some of the surrounding scenery includes the hill with the 'M' -- which my parents used to tell me stood for 'mountain.' *whispers* It doesn't, of course -- it stand for 'Mines,' as in School of Mines, which is the college in our town.)
216 (The Library -- parking lot shown here -- and the Rec Center are two of the main man-made structures along the creek. I parked at the Library to go on my walk.)

Bonus: You never know what you'll find on the creek walk -- here's a macaw, enjoying the lovely weather:
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Well, there you have it -- a glimpse of life in my little corner of Colorado in January. And although we were on track to set a record this week (we didn't, btw -- not even close), typically we have dry, breezy, balmy days (well, if balmy is in the 40s and 50s). Yesterday, it was around 60, and with the sunshine, it was quite comfortable.

What's a typical January day like in your neck of the woods?