Springtime in the Rockies

First Posted on March 20 2015
Photos by frugalchariot

Spring. Finally. Thank all Gods winter is OVER! Here at the foot of the Rockies, the temp hit the high 80’s earlier in the week. Now, as I write these words (Thursday PM), the outside temp is 42, it’s raining, and tonight it’s supposed to snow. But that’s OK because it’s not quite Spring. Yet.  And of course, around here spring doesn’t signal the end of the snow; if anything, it signals the beginning of the heavy wet stuff. Got to wait for summer . . . and, well, even then . . .

Anyway, this is our seventh springtime in the Rockies; I’ve recently spent some time reviewing photo “libraries” of each of the years, and in the process I pulled out a handful of SPRINGTIME (!) shots. They’re each and all taken anywhere from late March to mid-May, and collectively kinda show the change of seasons, esp. the part about winter not wanting to succumb!

Pikes Peak from Lake Beckwith1. April 2009; Pikes Peak from Lake Beckwith

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2. New tulip in early spring; April 4, 2012

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3. Ice fog below the Front Range; Tax Day, 2012

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA4. Geese, Goslings, and one soaring bird; early May, 2013

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05-14-14-038 Wet Mountains Panorama5. Fresh snowfall on the Front Range; May 14, 2014

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6. Columbine, the Colorado State Flower; April 29 2012

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So that’s the way spring looks here at the foot of the Front Range, elev. approx 6200 ft, where winter and summer fight it out from March 20 until . . . ? Who knows. It is an interesting fight to behold, however, and one thing is certain: the flowers and the baby geese ALWAYS win!

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How Frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human soul. (Emily Dickinson)
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