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Fresh Snow in Colorado Rockies

Okay, I was shocked when it snowed in my front yard in May. But to wake up to snowfall on June 11??? Craziness! Especially, since record heat has blasted the East Coast. My heart goes out to all of you Easterners who are suffering in heat, humidity and temperatures soaring toward 100! Temperatures in Providence, R.I. reached a record 97 degrees yesterday.

But, nope, not here in the mountains of Colorado. I canceled my kids’ outdoor swim lesson this morning, since it was 37 degrees at 9 a.m.. And snowing. Granted, the precipitation may have been closer to sleet, and it didn’t stick to the ground, but there were big chunks of white something-or-other coming down from the sky this morning. This photo doesn’t do the little squall justice (can you see the few white spots of snow falling?):

With plenty of snow remaining on top of Aspen Mountain, the slopes are actually open for skiing this weekend! It’s also the annual Food & Wine Classic, three days of eating and drinking debauchery. Ski a few runs in the afternoon, then spend a couple of hours attending such seminars as “Sake for Wine Lovers,” “Party Drinks: Punches and Sangrias,” and “America’s Great Craft Beers,” followed by all-you-can-drink at the Grand Tasting Tent. It’s certainly looking like an amazing weekend to be in Aspen.

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