Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey, I Can See My House From Here

The weather here in good old Grand Lake has been absolutely fantastic the last few days. There is definitely a hint of Fall in the air. The mornings are a little frosty and a little fog rises off the mirror-still lakes as they start to cool off from the cold nights. Only the ripples from a few trout rising break the calm surface of the water. Afternoons are warm and sunny with only a cloud or two floating in the clear Colorado skies.

This picture was taken from Apiatan Mountain which is just off the Stillwater Road and not far from my house. It's a short climb to the top and from there are views of the Porfery Peaks, Cascade Mountain and Gravel Mountain. To the east you can see Lake Granby and somewhere in this picture you can almost see my place. The tipi is still up and ready for visitors. I know we'll have some on the first weekend of October. The race for the cure is Sunday, Oct. 5th and we're expecting friends from the flat lands to be here then. I hope the weather stays as wonderful as it is today. You just can't beat Indian Summer in the Rockies!


Anonymous said...

Glad you got Captain Broccoli off of there. When I first saw the picture I couldn't figure out who Captain Broccoli was. Glad that golf tournament is over and the fog bubbles are gone from my contacts. Good picture. You go out of your way to make us smile. I wish I could see my house from there.....

MJ said...

Hey.... Count your blessings for having beautiful weather. This flatlander just survived remnants of hurricane Ike in the worst windstorm Ohio has ever seen. We had winds at 25-35 mph reaching wind gusts of 65-75 mph on Sunday. This went on for about 5 hours. Trees were down everywhere some even pulled out at the roots.

There were power outages everywhere and roads impassable due to live wires and fallen trees. Power continues to be restored where over 90% of the Duke Energy customers were without electric since Sunday.

I was one of the fortunate ones to have power restored after about 32 hours without. Phone just came back today and we are in our third day of no school as a result.

Nice thing is that the weather went from nasty humidity and upper 80's to no humidity and upper
70's. Survival with no AC was not difficult as a result.

We are slowly getting things back to normal. There are still folks who have not had their power restored and may not have it until Saturday or Sunday. Crews have been working around the clock and have gotten about 50% of us back with power.

Please keep us in your thoughts as we continue to rebuild our community. It is no where near what folks in Texas are facing but is, non the less, a tragic event for many who suffered damages to their homes and belongings.

Anonymous said...

nice view...someone oughtta write a song...