A high country Christmas, as Frosty welcomes the snow season in Frisco, Colorado.
SUMMIT COUNTY — We’ve come to the end of our 12-month photographic journey through Summit County, and I’ve saved some of the best for the last. I don’t usually shoot a whole lot of pictures in December — the days are short, and it can be a busy month, with Christmas, then New Year’s Eve. But as I looked through the files (these images cover December 2009 and 2010) I see that the pictures I did get are pretty good. Enjoy the selection, vote in the poll at the end of the post and remember, you can also order any of these as a Christmas card. Just tell me which image you would like and I’ll upload it to one of our online galleries where it can be purchased as a card.
This was taken Christmas Eve, 2009 near the Dillon Amphitheater. It was the day the reservoir froze over completely, the gentle ripples captured by the winter season. Click on the image to see it full size.
Buffalo Mountain from the slopes of Ptarmigan Mountain in Summit County, Colorado.
Classic Colorado Christmas. This car in Summit Cove gets the full holiday treatment each year.
Early morning frost sparkles on the grass in Frisco, Colorado. I chose this picture to contrast with the rich colors of some of the sunset and holiday light scenes.
A slightly different angle gives a more expansive view of the Gore Range, along with a slice of Silverthorne in the foreground.
A rich-toned quiet winter sky, looking from Frisco toward the Continental Divide.
Solstice sunrise above the Meadow Creek wetlands.
One of the most intense sunsets of the year over the familiar Frisco skyline.
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