The dry high desert wind has helped the flames to demolish whole tracts of land in Colorado so far this year. And it's only the third day of summer. These images are from Douglas County.
(I know I posted sunset photos last week, but) I never get tired of cloud watching here. We've had some great storms come through the last couple of weeks, and the clouds make me think of The Nothing from The Neverending Story. The lightening flashes and the thunder booms with a loud voice at this altitude. Sometimes the clouds gather darkly and you can see them coming from miles away,
and sometimes they look like curtains draping over the landscape.
Romeo passed away this morning. He was twelve years old. He had cancer and we decided it was time to let him go. The Mobile Vet came to our home and Romeo got to be on his couch with his people when he passed. Goodbye, sweet little soul. We are missing you terribly.
Last weekend on April 20th (4/20) there was a rally in Denver to celebrate the passing of Prop 64.
It was a (mostly)** peaceful coming together, a gesture of celebration.
On Sunday the 21st, we checked out the Cannabis Cup. Until now, it has always been held in Amsterdam, but Prop 64 allowed it to be held in the U.S for the first time. I think this was the Cheeba Chew mascot, but it was so crowded I couldn't get a clear shot. (Incidentally, the CBD chew is the only thing that has ever helped me with migraine pain. It's an edible made specifically for physical pain.)
**As far as I know there were no fatalities, but there were a few jerks who got violent. Someone's always got to bring the bad energy. We had already left by the time it started and heard about it later on the news. Click HERE for the Denver post article.