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Morning photo: May snow

Springtime in the Rockies …

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Blades of grass in roadside puddle catch the spring snow in Frisco, Colorado.

Even though it feels a bit weird every time it happens, May snow is not really all that unusual in high-elevation mountain climates. In fact, when I look back through the Summit Voice archives for the past few years, I see that there have been at least one or two May snowstorms almost every year, with 2012 as a recent notable exception. The wet snow that falls in May sticks to everything, and the opening buds on many of the trees also help provide platforms that catch the flakes so even just a couple of inches can look pretty impressive. And it’s always a good time to get out and enjoy the fluff because by this time of year, each snowfall could easily be the last for the next 5 months or so. Visit our online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America for more Summit County nature and landscape images.

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Roadside snow.

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Baby lodgepole pines growing fast near Frisco, Colorado.

The Meadow Creek wetlands gleaming under a fresh coating of May snow.

The Meadow Creek wetlands gleaming under a fresh coating of May snow.

Near Farmers Korner, iPhone shot, no filter.

Near Farmers Korner, iPhone shot, no filter.

 

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