March in May: Springtime in the Rockies

MARCH IN MAY

S P R I N G T I M E  I N  T H E  R O C K I E S

Elfountain Wades Through Clouds of New Fallen Snow, May 10 2015

Elefountain Takes the Cold Snap in his Stride

Elfountain Wades Through Clouds of New Fallen Snow, May 10 2015

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The month of May can often prove a most perplexing time here in Woody Creek. At 7,300 feet, with a nippy spring breeze still calling the shots, the difference between a full-blown blizzard and a light shower may be measured in a few miles, or a couple of minutes, whichever way you wish to look at it.

Weather patterns in this part of the Colorado Rocky Mountains tend to be very localized indeed… just ask Ellie↑

Overall though it must be said that this has been one heck of a cold wet spring.

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April

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Daffodils,  April 25 2015

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Its a strange phenomenon but around these parts its not unknown for the seasons to stall so badly as to actually switch into reverse.

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Ring O Rabbits, April 25 2015

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Thinking back to the end of April we enjoyed some quite lovely weather.

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Ring O Rabbits, April 25 2015

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So mild was it that a rare Rocky Mountain Ring O Rabbits was spotted at one point.

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The Arbor, Green Man, April 25 2015

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The Arbor, Green Man, April 25 2015

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Days were sunny, almost balmy. Even Kris was impressed. Surely now we had escaped the long icy reach of winter.

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The Arbor, Green Man, April 25 2015

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One man who should know just where we stand with Ol’ Mother Nature is Green Man.

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The Arbor, Green Man, April 25 2015

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Elky, Green Man, April 25 2015

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Not forgetting Elky of course.

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Swan Wave, Green Man, April 25 2015

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Green Man, April 25 2015

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“Oh Green One, all Knowledgeable, all Clairvoyant, What Will Be Our Fate?”

“Show Us, Oh Spirit of the Wood.”

“Give us a sign”

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Green Man, April 25 2015

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Green Man, May 10 2015

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May

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Green Man, May 10 2015

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It’s been much the same story all month.

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May 10 2015

May 10

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Solar Frog, Pilgrim, May 10 2015

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Terrible Lizard, Dreadnought, Snowgoyles, Mabel, May 10 2015

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The Arbor, Green Man, Elky, May 10 2015

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and now

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The Arbor, Elky, May 10 2015

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Before we part ways, and as its been a while since my last post, I would like to use this opportunity to announce to the world just how proud my son Joseph made me when he recently turned 21.

Joseph Parker Cooney Turns 21

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Here Joseph, Kris and I partake in a quaint local alpine custom to celebrate the occasion, and while I don’t recommend you try this at home I can say (my own Planet of the Ape impersonation aside) I quite enjoyed the absurdity of it all: its called a ‘Shot Ski’.

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Joseph Parker Cooney Turns 21

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Joseph Parker Cooney

( J. P.  C o o n e y  II )

21 Years of Age

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Joseph Parker Cooney Turns 21

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What an Altogether Swell Guy

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Until next time… Thanks for stopping by !

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I realize artist bios are conventionally written in the third person but I simply cannot bring myself to do it. As this is my blog, and not a gallery, I feel it more appropriate to use my own voice when writing, and just as it would be odd if I referred to myself in the third person when in conversation, I simply feel more at ease writing my bio using my own voice; it is after all me writing this, not a third person. I hope you will understand and appreciate the reasoning for my decision. Cheers! Martin

All the best, Martin

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