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"FALL UP" ~ This picture is in honor of a dear friend, Cheri. She loves to look up at the trees against the sky. But, it's really symbolic of her personality. She and her husband live the daily struggle as caretakers of their adult son with a catastrophic traumatic brain injury. In spite of setbacks, the never-ending emotional grind, and being uprooted from her beloved mountains into the middle of a massive city, she always tries to look up. Sometimes there are clouds, sometimes there is sun, but through it all, there is a beautiful smile (even through tears), and a heart so big and generous that you'd think her chest would explode.
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Waxing crescent of the Strawberry Moon setting tonight.



‪#‎moon‬ ‪#‎moonset‬ ‪#‎crescentmoon‬ ‪#‎outmywindow‬ ‪#‎exploresummit‬ ‪#‎postcardsfromgodscountry‬ ‪#‎beautyofcreation‬
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It's true, a huge storm holding a lot of moisture has entered Colorado and will impact the state through the weekend. 

At this point, it looks like the deepest snow will fall on the Front Range foothills, Palmer's Divide, and the Plains. The Steamboat area and San Juans should also do well from this storm. In Summit County, it depends ..... we should see some accumulating snow, but how much is the big question.

The I-70 corridor will no doubt have severe impacts with traction law and closures likely. Remember that spring storms are tricky - roads can be wet one minute, then iced the next, and wet snowfall turns into chunky slush. Just be prepared if you're going to travel.

The season is holding true to the El Nino predictions of winter going out with a bang - we can expect the rest of April and early May to continue to offer wet weather.
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I live kinda where the Front Range foothills and the Palmer Divide merge/separate, right at the edge of the plains. Whoowee!
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Spring snow alternating with spring sun
Our forecasted snowy spring hasn't materialized yet, but the snow pack is still in good shape. We're expecting a small storm Sunday/Monday (March 6/7), then another bluebird week, followed by the next storm sometime the following weekend (March 12/13-ish). But hey - it's Colorado. Hit the slopes in the morning, then break out your mountain bike for the afternoon!
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Each new day holds a million miracles .....

#outmywindow  
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Wonderful colours :)  
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Karen Shackles earns Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) designation from the Snow & Ice Management Association

The Snow & Ice Management Association has announced that Karen Shackes, Managing Director of Alpine Ventures LLC has earned the Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) designation.

The ASM training program provides quality, accessible safety and operational training for snow operations professionals, designed around the following values:
• Serious training – Building an effective, quality training program for snow operations is challenging. SIMA has made it easy to create consistent, reliable training for operations managers and operators.
• Stronger people – Strength of service is only as good as the people who power it. The ASM program helps build confidence and leadership and empowers snow personnel to become more efficient and knowledgeable during snow events.
• Safer operations – ASM focuses on creating a culture that rewards safety and seeks to reduce the chance of injuries, and service failure. This includes standardized methods of organizing and documenting work that occurs onsite.

This self-paced, interactive training program includes these four certificate courses: Core Principles, Plowing Operations, Sidewalk Operations, and Ice Management. Individuals complete the courses, and then take a quiz to assess knowledge. Those who earn all four certificates receive the ASM designation, an official training credential from SIMA.

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About the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)
Founded in 1996, the Snow & Ice Management Association is the nation's trade association for professionals involved with the snow & ice industry including snow plowing as well as commercial & residential snow removal. Visit www.sima.org for more information.
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http://www.theplowmaster.com/2016/09/27/karen-shackles-earns-advanced-snow-manager-asm-designation-snow-ice-management-association/
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Congratulations +Karen Shackles!
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"Snack Time" - A mule deer fawn stops to snack on a sage shrub.

Available in my gallery as art print, notecard, tote bag, throw pillow, and shower curtain:
http://karen-shackles.pixels.com/…/snack-time-karen-shackle…

‪#‎wildlife‬ ‪#‎babyanimals‬ ‪#‎postcardsfromgodscountry‬ ‪#‎beautyofcreation‬ ‪#‎fineart‬ ‪#‎homedecorating‬
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So cute! 
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They have so much joy in their music.
And now we present the third Wonder, Chichén Itzá.
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ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR NIGHTMARES ON I-70
We're in the middle of a daytime storm bringing waves of heavy snow off and on through the day. This pattern is expected to accelerate during the 6 PM - midnight time frame. Be prepared for severe winter driving conditions, traction law, road closures, and lots of traffic.

 http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/post/5742
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Hee hee! :)
 
"I can bring home the bacon, Fry it up in a pan, And never let you forget you're a man, 'Cuz I'm a Plow Babe -- P-L-O-W-B-A-B-E"
(Anyone under 30 probably won't get the reference, but you can Google it. Hint: It was a TV commercial from the 70s based on a Peggy Lee song.)

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Down home cafe, fast & friendly service, and good food.
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Family business, great service and food. One of our regular favorites - the patio is amazing.
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Beautiful B&B, the suite was huge, quiet location.
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When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by a smiling, cheerful server (Cindy) who had hot coffee on the table within a minute of our being seated. The service continued to be top notch - friendly and efficient. Our food was prepared quickly and tasted great. We have been in other IHOPs where the food tasted like old grease, and the staff acted as if we were putting them out by being there. This location was a very pleasant change.
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One of our favorite breakfast spots for many years.
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Best ribs anywhere!
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Cozy atmosphere.
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