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Morning Photo: Sky shots!

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Layers of clouds and color over Dillon Reservoir.

FRISCO — We’re getting near the time of year that dishes up the most intense sky colors, as the first autumnal weather systems mix together with the remnants of monsoonal moisture. That means layers of clouds at different elevations, like in the top shot in this set — look closely and you’ll see soft, gray cumulus hugging the distant peaks, while a mid-elevation cloud deck helps reflect light and color back toward the ground. And in just a few weeks, as the upper air wind patterns shift for real, we’ll start seeing some of those great wave clouds building over the Rockies, a sure sign of the changing season!

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The scruffy, somewhat weedy shoreline of Dillon Reservoir turns into a wildflower garden at dusk.

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A serene autumn sunrise near Frisco, Colorado.

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Leaning trees.

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Glowing.

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One Response

  1. Ah, Colorado! Think I’ll go drink a Coors. Cheers! (from a former resident of Golden)

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