Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Rocky Mountain Stream

Despite our holiday blizzard, one of the things I like about Colorado is the fact that we do get four seasons here. The photo above is one I took last spring as the creeks in the Rocky Mountain foothills were thawing out. The bit of snow in the middle of the water sits atop a bed of ice left over from the winter. The gnarly roots sticking up are the base of an old tree that has succumbed to the elements, lying dead on its side in the middle of the stream. I thought it made an interesting combination of elements, so I took the shot. I think it came out rather nice. It also reminds us that no matter how much snow winter brings, we have the warmth of springtime not too many months ahead, heralding the arrival of warmer weather.

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