Weather Makes Life Interesting

Real Estate Agent with Novella Real Estate

Tree of StormThe past few weeks it seems the country has been having extreme weather.  Freezing temps in Scottsdale alarm and entertain residents as their fountains turn to ice.

At the Super Bowl in Texas they are dealing with cold unlike they have seen in recent years.

Chicago officials had to rescue people on Lake Shore Drive using snowmobiles! 

Finally Denver got a taste of winter as our temps dropped well below freezing for a few nights in a row.  Now the snow flakes are falling leaving the beauty of innocent snow covering the land.

All the while the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and on the street, people are talking.  People who might otherwise have nothing to say to one another, are being friendly having discourse on you guessed it, the weather!

(About the Photo:  Taken this week at the end of day when the temps were below freezing.  Location on the grounds of the Historic Schweiger Ranch in Lone Tree, Colorado)

Comments (12)

Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

It has definitely been the Talk of the Town here in Indy with 4 inches of ice....most of us gave up on buying salt and invested in sledge hammers and axes!  lol

Feb 06, 2011 01:35 PM
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

this is an amazing picture ...just like most of yours are!!  Yes, weather has been a huge topic of conversation in Wisconsin, which brought a little relief from TWO ENTIRE WEEKS OF SUPERBOWL HYPE!!



Feb 06, 2011 01:39 PM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Cindy, Sledge hammers might be more dangerous than the ice!

Pat, Thanks!  I pity you for having to deal with the hype, although Super Bowl hype tends to enliven the local economy.


Feb 06, 2011 01:51 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Kristal, Yes weather is an ice breaker.  Great photo.  Was it taken through a frosty window or touched up on photoshop?  Wonderful.


Feb 06, 2011 02:07 PM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

We have "snow fatigue" here in Chicago - but your photo is so stunning that I can forget for a moment that it's winter.

Feb 06, 2011 02:12 PM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Gloria,  I am experimenting with texture overlays in Photoshop.  The orginal photo was very dull as it was nearly dark that day.



Feb 06, 2011 02:12 PM
Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

Very artsy photo, reminds me of a painting, I like it.  Strange how that cold spell just sunk down south of us this past week, we've been pretty comfortable thank goodness.

Feb 06, 2011 03:07 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

I love the treatment of the photo.  I don't have photoshop - I've never wanted to pay for it - but that almost makes me want to make the investment. 

People on the east coast are exhausted from the weather.  This last one was a total nightmare.  The ice was so bad that the salt shortage kept me iced in for three days.  When I tried to get out. I got stuck in the ice and punctured a tire trying to get the tires free.

Feb 06, 2011 03:39 PM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022


Thanks, glad you like the image.  I think you can do the same sort of thing using Photoshop elements.  It's just justing layers to blend a texture over the top of the image, then reduce the opacity.  The process sounds a lot harder than it really is.


p.s. I heard Photoshop Elements is only $60 at Costco...

Feb 07, 2011 09:49 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kristal, WV has been luck for the past few weeks, we've had good weather and sunshine...hope it continues!

Feb 07, 2011 10:22 AM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Krystal - What a stunning picture.  If I hadn't scrolled through the comments I would havethrought it was a painting.

Feb 11, 2011 03:18 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Kristal, it is amazing how you took a picture of a dead looking tree on a yucky winter day and turned it into a work of art.   I like how your other comments described it. 

Feb 26, 2011 10:28 AM

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