Denver had a White Christmas

Usually Denver does not have snow on Christmas day.   This year, 2014, Christmas day started with temperatures in the upper 40 degrees.   By mid afternoon, snow flurries arrived.   This is what we saw the next morning.

Before the snow ended December 26, we had more than 6 inches

Before the snow ended December 26, we had more than 6 inches

Even plants were covered with fluffy snow.   There was more than 6 inches in our yard.  So pretty.

Yesterday, I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck, and our Alaska cousin, Eider Duck, went through a couple of canyons.   We went through Coal Creek Canyon and also Boulder Canyon.  We just wanted to see some snow in the mountains and a sign that winter was on the way.   Maybe a different day we will go to the ski slopes, but this was just a peaceful drive.   These snowy trees welcomed the blue sky peeking through the clouds.

The sun is trying to clear the clouds

The sun is trying to clear the clouds

A little precipitation is starting now.   We ducks all sat in the snow to admire this lake.

Winter lakes are beautiful

Winter lakes are beautiful

The lake is beginning to freeze, the temperature was 17 degrees, but the wind was cold.  Snowy mountains form the walls of the canyon.

Canyon wall of rock with snow

Canyon wall of rock with snow

We liked the snow partially covering these rocks.

Snow is accumulating on the mountain

Snow is accumulating on the mountain

Here, the beautiful blue Colorado sky provides a perfect backdrop for these mountains.

Isn't the blue sky beautiful?

Isn’t the blue sky beautiful?

The rivers and creeks, with patches of snow, are beginning to freeze.

This creek will soon be frozen

This creek will soon be frozen

Winter has arrived in the Colorado mountains.   We hope you will enjoy this season.

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