Posted on May 11, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Never say never …
North Tenmile Creek, Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — At this point, I’m almost afraid to say it’s the last snowstorm of the season because it feels like it could keep snowing all summer. We’ve had years like this before — old-timers may remember a 12-inch dump up at A-Basin in the early 80s, and we’re in a weird phase of hemispheric circulation that doesn’t lend itself to predictability. But what the heck, snow is beautiful any time of year. It doesn’t really feel out of place here at nearly 2 miles elevation, even though it’s May. In this set, I tried to capture some of the feel of the wet spring snow with some iPhone closeups, which sounds easier than it is. For all its charms, the iPhone camera’s spot sensor can be tricky when you get within a few inches of a subject. Please visit our online FineArt America gallery for a selection of stunning Summit County landscapes. (more…)
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Posted on May 27, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
May snow; what else is new?
Just a few days ago … now we’re worried about wildfires again.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Another few days of wild weather in the high country, with some late-season snow followed by a day of dust, smoke and wind. That’s what happens when the seasons change, and we are definitely heading for full-on summer. Local streams responded to the precipitation by swelling for a short time and helping Dillon Reservoir fill up just a little bit more. Close observers who watch certain logs and rocks will notice that their landmarks are being swallowed up by the water, at least for the next few weeks, and slowly but surely, the hillside are greening up. So will this be the last snow of the spring? It’s anybody’s guess, but we’ve often seen an errant storm roll through in early June … (more…)
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Posted on May 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
It always snows in May!
A flashback to winter in early May.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It wasn’t really a big surprise to wake up over the weekend and find a skiff of new snow outside. It always snows in May in Summit County — after all, we nearly two miles above sea level. But after weeks of spring, and even summer-like weather, it was still a bit jarring to have to put on a down coat and wool hat for the morning walk in the chilly pre-dawn. But it was worth it to grab a few images like the shot above, Summit County all silvery in the early morning light. (more…)
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