Once we get a few warm days, the hope for spring gets so strong, it is hard to look back. After beautiful sunny days and temps above freezing last week, waking up on Wednesday to falling snow was so disappointing. By 10 tho', it started to break up and we saw some sun. Sue and I were joined by Tom Lockhart down in Alamosa, this time on the south side of the old factory. There is so much great stuff there, views in every direction. It wasn't long tho' and you could feel in your bones, the humidity rise and the temps drop. Snow began to fall about noon and we headed to Milagros in dire need of something HOT.
'Urban Sweet', 8"x10"
This was done last Tuesday at Beaver Creek. The road out of South Fork was passable, but the snow banks were so high it was hard to find a place to pull the car off, and impossible in the deep snow to try trekking off the road. We finally found a view where the creek was running and a spot to set up our easels (in about 4' drifts). Even the water seemed to be excited about leaving the frozen shadows of the canyon and breaking out into the sun. The best part was the beautiful day, just like a gem. It was so nice in the sun we took our jackets off. -Now, that's big news!