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Morning photo: Spring greens

Aspens and meadows in Colorado

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The Lower Blue Valley, north of Silverthorne, Colorado, is greening up nicely in this view from along Ute Pass Road.

FRISCO — A cool and foggy morning after a rainy night seemed like a good time to go out and chase down the first real greens of spring. Just a little way down the Blue River Valley, the aspens are already quite a bit farther along than in the higher elevations of Summit County and the runoff is sheeting down the valley in broad roadside flows and spilling out of every ditch. As always, it’s feast or famine in Colorado, and we’ve been wet for about a year now. It should be an incredible wildflower season!

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Aspen leaves through the kitchen window.

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Everybody likes to take pictures of aspens when they’re turning gold in the fall, but that initial burst of green is just as brilliant.

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Freshly fallen rain, freshly sprouted aspen leaves.

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Springtime in the Rockies.

 

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