Friday, April 10, 2009


Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom


When we get the very first snows in the fall there is always a stark contrast between the ultra white snow on the high peaks above treeline and the darker tree covered areas below without snow. I have lived in Colorado for nearly 40 years and it still takes my breath away every year when this happens.

Now in the spring there is still snow in the trees so we lose the contrast but our late snows have a frosting feel to them. I remember white sugar frosting on birthday cakes where the frosting is not soft and pliable but it actually has a crust. That is the way our new snow in the past two weeks looks. That too takes my breath away. It is good enough to eat. g

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