One of the biggest adjustments to living in the PNW is the absence of snow in the winter. When we first left Colorado over 5 years ago, I was happy to say “good riddance” to those freezing cold mornings. Shoveling ice & snow off the car windshield, praying the darn thing would eventually start, not freezing and shivering to death before that happened. Fingertips so cold you wondered if they would stay purple and wrinkly forever! So when we moved to Seattle, I welcomed that first winter season with open arms. Ironically there was a major snow storm that year that kept us inside for days, but it still resembled nothing like those brisk and beautiful winters back home in Colorado.

I was overjoyed to have some time in Colorado right after Christmas a week back, but was disappointed as each day passed and no fresh snow fell. Luckily a trip with my sisters up to Boulder provided a small reflection of the Colorado I remember so well. This image is of Chautauqua Mountain – one of my favorite places to go for a leisurely hike, and just a few blocks from all those college memories at CU Boulder. I miss this place terribly and its dark, and mysterious palette last week had me completely entranced and nostalgic.

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04.January.2013

It’s strange how the place we’ve lived in for so long becomes such an integral part of our being.

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04.January.2013

I am also a graduate of CU Boulder and I miss it dearly. I immediately recognized your picture of the Chautauqua Mountains. What was your major and when did you graduate?

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jenn

Hi Brenda, I graduated from CU Boulder in 2006 with a Psychology degree. What about you?

04.January.2013

I graduated in 2010 with a degree in MCDB and French. What are you up to now?

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