Eight Years Apart

Eight years ago, November 30th, my back yard in Monument, Colorado . . . 

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Yes, some of you have seen these photos before . . . but not with these treatments. 

Click on the photos to see a larger version in a new tab or window. Click HERE for the SmugMug Gallery.

This will be a shorter post than most. Ain’t gotz an abundance of words this evening.

Here’s another treatment of the above . . . 

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So, that was 2008 . . . this is the same day — today —2016. 

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I wasn’t feeling 100% this afternoon, so we skipped the gym. Went to sit along a popular shoreline.

Don’t misconstrue my intent here. This is not a gloating post. I genuinely like both places, both types of weather, each for obviously different reasons. 

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I liked heavy snowfalls . . . 

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. . . and I like watching people surf. 

Interestingly, I don’t go out in either condition. Well, that’s not exactly true. Eventually, I always went out to clear the drive, but I’m one of them jerks who likes shoveling snow. Prided myself with having the cleanest drive in the neighborhood, I did. 

No surfing plans of any kind for me.  

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The above two photos are subtly different . . . might not see it unless looking at the larger versions. 

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There were a number of young kids surfing. Pretty good surfers, although I’m no expert; they looked capable in my eyes.  

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Kids used to be the first out on the deep snow, as well. The empty lot across from us had a few hills and neighborhood kids — and a few adults — often found their way into the fresh snow. 

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I’m hitting the sack early, tonight. Like I said, not 100%. A half hour of reading will help set me up for a good night sleep. 

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14 Responses to Eight Years Apart

  1. World’s apart. Nice images :)

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  2. oneowner says:

    Surfing on Lake Ontario never caught on. Probably due to the lack of adequate waves.

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  3. sandra getgood says:

    I never minded shoveling the driveway that much, except for the snow, ice and stuff that the plows deposited at the bottom of the driveway. Snow is very nice to look at from behind a well-insulated window, but I don’t particularly enjoy driving in it. But sitting on the beach and watching the surfers? Now, that’s fun.

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  4. We still haven’t had any snow this year. Usually by this time we will have had one good snowfall. We had a few flakes yesterday but it didn’t stick. My hummingbird is still showing up at the feeder. That is so unusual. I’d rather be watching the surf right now.

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    • disperser says:

      I had read somewhere that for a few years now hummers are overwintering farther north than they used to. Hopefully, they know what they are doing.

      . . . I do miss hummers . . .

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  5. I hope you are feeling better now…and not getting sick. (I’ve been battling sinus crud for a few days…weather changed suddenly to cold and dry. But, it’s my usual yearly crud and since I never get colds or flu, I can deal with the sinus stuff.)

    Wow! Love your photos and treatments of the photos! Your snow photos would be good to look at on a hot, humid Summer day! And your surfing photos would be good to look at on a cold, snowy Winter day! :-)

    I’ve lived in the desert, by the Pacific ocean, and in the mountains at 6800 ft…so I’ve lived with all kinds of weather!

    Happy Dec 1st, Emilio! :-)
    Ha! I have officially begun the playing of the holiday music! :-P I love it! I blast old rock-n-roll holiday songs, and other old holiday songs that are before my time!

    HUGS!!! :-)

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    • disperser says:

      Not getting sick . . . more like nausea/dizziness. Happened a few times before to me, and had it checked out. Modern medicine has no answer, so I’m self-medicating with chocolate covered macadamia nuts, cookies, pecorino cheese sandwiches, and other snacks. They don’t help much, but I want to make sure I give them a proper chance to fix me up.

      Thanks for the comments on the photos. I’m getting to where it almost doesn’t matter what I shoot . . . the processing tools I have at my disposal can make crap look like gold.

      As for weather, the transition to hot/hotter/hot/hotter climate has been relatively easy. We don’t miss the change of seasons, but so far it’s only been one season. We’ll see if it lasts.

      And yes, December 1 . . . no Christmas music here but . . .

      There are more, but can’t find them right now.

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      • Thanks! I enjoyed the vids! Bring on more if you find them!
        What you are self-medicating with sounds perfect!
        I’ve had weird symptoms that they couldn’t figure out, so I figure I’ll die from something some day and they’ll name the newly discovered ailment after me! :-D
        HUGS!!! :-)

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      • disperser says:

        I figure if I die and they don’t know why, they’ll call it “old age” and be done with it.

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  6. The snow looks pretty in Colorado and I hope it stays there!

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