Saturday, December 30, 2006

Winter Wonderland

I have written about the inconvenience of the recent snowstorms to hit the Front Range; however even out of something caused misery for many, comes something good. Today started out very overcast and gloomy, but finally the clouds have moved out and we have a beautiful day left behind. Here are a few scenes from around here that I took this afternoon. Too see a larger version of a photo, just click on it. Use your browsers "Back" button to return to this page.

First, we have a picture of a white barn sitting in a field of untouched virgin snow. I imagine the horses who usually play in the corral are inside the barn, as I didn't notice them anywhere.

This picture is somewhat interesting in that you can see a white mist behind the barn and in front of the mountains. This is evaporating snow. From higher vantage points, you can see this white haze rising in the distance all around you, as the moisture from the snow vaporizes into the air to be recycled once again as clouds.

Here we have a doe and her young ones, out looking around for something to eat. As you can see, the mother and two of her babies thought they'd better take a closer look at me. They were not alone, however, as daddy buck was just off to the right, over the crest of a small incline, as seen below.

I think he was keeping an eye on me as well, but these beautiful animals are somewhat shy, and after I shot the pictures, they left the area.

Even though the wintry weather is bad for travelers, it does leave behind some wonderful scenes if you just take a closer look.

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