April – June
SUMMIT COUNTY — My dad died at the end of March last year, so when April started, still cold and snowy in Colorado, I was in Florida with my mom and brothers. It wasn’t a typical laid-back Florida vacation by any stretch of the imagination, but even amidst sorrow there can be beauty, and walking along my dad’s favorite beach, taking pictures and remembering how he inspired my love for photography was consoling.
Woolly bugger in the pines.
A Buddha at the Marie Selby botanical Garden in Sarasota.
Macro black and white.
By May, we were back in Colorado, where winter was finally giving up its icy grip. May has long been one of my favorite months in the mountains, with green valleys and snow-capped peaks co-existing in time and space.
Dillon Reservoir starts to melt.
Large wet snow avalanches were evident around Summit County as all that winter snow finally gave up its grip on the mountain.
And finally ... some chlorophyll!
Spring runoff started pumping, keeping rescue crews busy.
And the boys were able to play in some warm sunshine.
June started with a scary little wildfire at Keystone Resort.
At the same time, a massive mudslide that inundated an employee housing complex, also at Keystone.
Sunset over Buffalo Mountain, viewed from Sapphire Point.
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