Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Snow Day!

We in the Metro Denver area woke to an ongoing snow blizzard which was creating a bit of havoc with road conditions and traffic.

I'd say we got perhaps six to eight inches of snow, depending on where you were in the metro area.  In my cul de sac, there were snow drifts that were higher than six inches in spots.  Took Miles, my youngest son and I most of the morning (starting around 9AM or so) to clear the accumulated snow from the driveway.

iphone pic through window glass

Then some time was required to clear a path through the cul de sac to the neighborhood road, lot of work, and by the time we finished it was warming up.  Temperatures soared into the 40s by noon and it was time to go for a ride before all the good snow was gone.


Scarlett and I motored out of the neighborhood riding on slushy mounds of snow,  traction was suboptimal but still not bad if you kept your speeds down.

I took the back way to the ranching neighborhood where one can get a good view of Mount Evans on a clear day.  These back roads were not plowed at all and presented (at times) traction challenges.  I even had to engage 2WD for portions of the roads in order to steer in a generally straight line.  Fun stuff.

Mount Evans on a snowy morning on the Front Range

Leaving the above location, we slowly motored onto Inspiration Drive and from there towards the spot where I recently got a shot of Mount Evans using the telephoto lens and some adjustments with zoom and depth of field settings:

Six days ago....139mm

 Mount Evans, Today...at 147mm

still using the telephoto....at 210mm

The main roads were wet but pretty much clear of ice and snow by the time I motored home.  I don't think the snow will last very long on the paved surfaces.  It'll stick around for a few days on the grassy areas of course so perhaps it'll make things scenic for a bit longer.

Update: 18NOV15:  Photoshopped version, removing extraneous signs/objects.


10 comments:

VStar Lady said...

Snow looks beautiful - from a distance ;0)

Charlie6 said...

snow makes everything look better IMHO.... :)

RichardM said...

So have the other residents identified you as the one who brought the latest snow storm to the area?

Looks like heavy, wet snow...

Charlie6 said...

I am completely innocent RichardM, just a happy recipient. And yes, wet snow...very slushy and heavy.

SonjaM said...

+1 what Karen said, with emphasis on 'distance' ;-)

Charlie6 said...

SonjaM, am beginning to sense a pattern here.....

Joe said...

Sigh! Snow would be okay if it weren't so cold and slippery.

Trobairitz said...

I saw on the news that Denver was getting snow and figured you'd be out having a little fun. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Charlie6 said...

Trobairitz, you know me well....

Charlie6 said...

Joe, sure its cold and slippery...that's where the right riding gear and right motorcycle come in.....