Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tall Thunder


After all of our rain in the past few weeks the weather gurus are now saying that this week will have temperatures in the 90s with little or no moisture. By Friday we will be begging for rain again.

Living at 9000 feet and surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks (three that are over 14,000) it is always the fourth of July. In the late afternoon I can look at my three mountain ranges (The Gore, The Ten Mile, The Divide) and watch lightening strike. Waiting for what seems to be several minutes the low, long rumble of thunder finally hits the valley floor. It is as if the is an echo when in fact I am hearing the original sound slowed down by many feet and many miles. Nice to live in such a tall place especially in the summer.

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