Morning photo: indoor, outdoor

Winter whimsy

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Morning shadows in some of the majestic aspen groves along lower Straight Creek.

FRISCO — Big holiday ski weekends are a good time for locals to lay low, leaving plenty of room on the roads and in the grocery store aisles for the altitude-dazed flatlanders flocking to the high country in search of fresh snow. If you have to go out, do it early in the morning, for quiet walk along the Tenderfoot Trail and to soak up the morning light in the aspen groves along Straight Creek Road. That’s what I did today, taking the dog for an early morning jaunt in the powder, than returning home and hiding out for the rest of the day. These are all whimsical iPhone shots, but f you like the images in this post, please visit our online gallery at FineArt America for more hi-resolution Summit County images, available as prints and greeting cards. Continue reading

Weatherblog: Avy centers winds down daily forecasts

Tulips blooming in Boulder, Colorado. More photos in a slideshow at the end of the story.

It’s tulip time in some spots, but a midweek storm could pack a punch in the Summit County mountains

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Sunshine and warmer temperatures are expected for at least part of the day, as high pressure builds across the north-central mountains of Colorado for the next few days, but keep your boards waxed. An incoming Pacific storm could bring widespread snow to the region starting the second half of the week, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, issuing its last daily avalanche bulletin for the 2009-2010 winter season.

The CAIC will still issue daily weather forecasts through the end of the month, with statewide avalanche bulletins Sunday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon through the end of May. And it looks like that approaching storm could deliver some fresh snow for the ninth annual Corn Harvest at Loveland, the most important spring fundraiser for the CAIC. The event includes a chance to meet some of the avalanche center forecasters, along with a tour of some of Loveland’s “sweet spots,” a raffle and a lunch featuring organic bison burgers. Get more information on the Corn Harvest here. Continue reading

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