Environment/Nature

So much for the fires: an ark with two animals of each kind just floated down my street…

This time last week Colorado was enduring epic wildfires and “Fire Danger: Extreme” seemed an understatement. We were seeing temps in excess of 100 degrees and one day the humidity dipped as low as three percent. So much for the “earth is burning” portion of the show. Now we’re three or four days into the great floods foretold in the Old Testament. Three weeks ago I posted a couple of pictures from movie night on the Elitch Theater lawn. Here’s one of them, to refresh your memory.

Here’s that same lawn a few minutes ago, after a few hours of positively biblical rain this morning.

And a reverse angle….

For what it’s worth, the waters had receded a bit by the time I got back to the apartment to retrieve my phone (no way I bring the real camera out in this mess). The water up on the theater end is maybe 18 inches deep. Maybe more.

We’re not the only place to ever have a rainstorm, of course, but it’s sometimes still a shock, after all these years, to see just how quickly Colorado weather can yank you from one extreme to the other.

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