Arctic cold temperatures descended upon Metro Denver today. Last week I was rejoicing in 69 degree weather and now we are at 2 degrees and expected to fall below ZERO tonight and for the next few days!
I got to spend the day in a nice warm court house, while doing my civic duty. Yes, I finally won a lottery, I get to be a juror this week!
It was an interesting day to say the least. We recessed early and on the way home while it was still daylight I noticed my favorite local homestead the Schweiger Homestead.
I enjoy watching this charming old ranch that is now being restored. I've taken images of it in all seasons, but winter is probably my most favorite.
It was snowing when I stopped my car to capture the scene. Twice gentleman stopped to check on me to be sure everything was OK. By the puzzled looks on their faces I could tell they were not expecting me to be poking around outside on a freezing cold windy day!
Funny, the cold doesn't distract me when I find a scene like this to capture. All I feel is joy, pure joy to have the freedom to stop and practice my art.
I feel very grateful for the freedom, my family, for nice gentleman who took the time to care, for my warm wool mittens and the nice pot of hot ham and bean soup awaiting for me when I arrived home.
(About the photo: It would probably spoil the image if I told you directly behind me was a bumper-to-bumper traffic cloaked Interstate. So, I'll leave that part out!)