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The Colorado Abandoned Newsletter!
Winter is Here!
Bare trees, cold frosty mornings, chopping wood for the stove and heavy coats are now the norm. Canning season, stocking up on roasted green chili, piles of raked leaves, and fresh corn on the cob are now but distant memories. Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, the turkey is still in danger, gift shopping will be taking place right up to the last minute, and the threat of a major snow event is now very possible. Yes, this is Winter!
We would like to take a moment and wish All Of You - A Most Very Merry Christmas and a Super Happy and Exciting New Year!
Thank You for being a friend of Colorado Abandoned!
Welcome New Subscribers!
And Then There is Old Man Winter
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
~ William Blake
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy"
~ Bysshe Shelley
"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."
~ Dave Barry
"All sounds are sharper in winter; the air transmits better."
~ John Burroughs
"I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce."
~ Taylor Swift
Found this old retired fire truck near the highway in Sheridan Lake this past summer/fall. It called out and said "capture my spirit if you can?". A few pictures later, this is what we got.
Colorado Abandoned Book Signings
We have been enjoying the book signing events that we have been having. It is very nice to see many old and new friends who have stopped by and expressed their support for our project.
To see the latest updates on times and locations, please visit our Events Page on the website.
Capturing the Abandoned Podcast
A Short Intermission!
We are now up to 13 Episodes of the podcast. We plan to take a little break over the holidays and plan to start back up in mid February.
Now Available On Google Home and Alexa!
Google Home - "OK Google, Play Capturing the Abandoned Podcast"
Alexa - "Alexa, Play Capturing the Abandoned Podcast"
We have tested this on both devices and it works Great - Give it Try!
Please Note: These podcasts are FREE!
No cost, ZIP, Nada... just play and enjoy!
Quick Character Update
After taking a few years off, Lex is Super Happy to be back racing again. He recently placed 1st in the 46-50 Cruiser Class at the Cross Creek BMX track n Fountain, CO and 3rd place in the 46-50 Int Class at the Cross Creek BMX track in Colorado Springs.
He has been doing more drone work and perfecting his stitched panorama technique using a DJI drone. Along with work and family, he just stays pretty busy. More about Lex, on his website at lexnichols.com.
Vincent has been working part-time for a while now at Cruikshank Realty, Inc. helping them with web-site maintenance and marketing. He is also continuing to build up his photography business (Southeast Colorado Media) and is working with a few other clients on websites, social media programs and Facebook Business pages and thankfully he still gets out occasionally to capture the abandoned.
New Interview Article Published by the Kiowa County Independent
Here is another Beautiful Magazine created by the Wonderful Folks at the Kiowa County Independent. Check out the interview that the talented wordsmith Priscilla Waggoner did with us starting on page 20. There are so many great articles of and about some of the Amazing people in southeast Colorado in this publication. We are VERY honored to be included in this edition.
BANDO FEST 2020 UPDATE - Canceled
Well it looks like the Bando Festival will not be taking place as we had planned. On the Plus Side, there was great support from the bando community, lots of positive comments on doing this kind of a event and people willing to travel halfway across the country to attend - Thank You All!
We still think this is an Awesome idea and we would hope that someone else would able to pick it up and run with it. If you are so inclined, please feel free to make it happen. We will support you!
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Lex & Vincent
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