One big change in moving from New York to Colorado has been the weather. New York winters are generally cold and gloomy, with that gross February snow that has turned gray from dirt and exhaust fumes, and if you want to get anywhere, you’ve gotta walk through it, showing up at your destination with salt-encrusted jeans and snow-packed boots.
Here, however, it’s sunny over 300 days a year, so even when it’s cold or icy, you get to enjoy wide blue skies. It’s much less oppressive. Plus, Denver residents are the first to tell you – with audible pride – that Colorado’s weather is unpredictable. “That’s Colorado!” they say brightly, “Sunny one minute and snowing the next!”
In the past few months, I’ve seen it cycle from a few days of sparkling, pristine snow to a few days of short sleeve-worthy weather, but yesterday and today have been the most dramatic example.
Exhibit A: Yesterday
High temperature: 66 degrees
Exhibit B: Today
High temperature: 20 degrees (yes, friends, that’s a 46 degree drop)
And by Saturday, we’re back to a high of 66! Never a dull moment.