Daily Coping 14 Nov 2022

Today’s coping tip is to get outside and observe the changes in nature around you .

Nature is changing in Colorado as winter approaches. It’s been a dry year, and that means that plants have gotten crispy and dry with fire danger. The ground is also extra hard.

I went outside recently to set up driveway markers for the winter. With 1/4 mile driveway, it’s easy to lose your way in the snow, even for us residents. Trying to put these markers in the ground was an exercise in frustration as I have very hard ground that is brittle. Even in places where I could get the pole in, the holding power of the soil was weak.

It’s also very brown. Colorado isn’t a green state on much of the plains as it’s a high desert for much of the land, but it’s extra brown this year. The lawn is fading quickly, after a sprinklers ran until October.


While it lightly feels like fall, with cooler weather, the changes this year, with less rain and snow, mean it’s a different land than I normally see.

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

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