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Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 14 January 2007 07:41
Those of you, like Fr. Mike, who have lived in really snowy climes (like Michigan's UP) will laugh, but its snowing again here for the fifth time in a month and Mississippi girls like me get unnerved by that much white stuff. This is my 6th winter in Colorado and I've never seen anything like this before, especially in "dry winter" (During the months of November, December, January we do not normally see alot of snow, that comes in February and March).

But imagine how our city giraffes are feeling in their "African Rift Valley" display pictured here. They live in the highest zoo in North America at 7,000 feet, its January, it's snowing and the low predicted for tonight is -4 degrees F. They are reading the fine print in their contracts right about now!

I remember how stunned I was when I first got here to observe Coloradans outdoors in t-shirts when the temp had dropped into the 20's. I think I understand. A sunny, windless, 25 degrees is beginning to look balmy.

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