April Showers


Spring snow blankets ponderosa savannah in Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado

Holy cow! Yesterday’s snowstorm teased us most of the day, then dumped all afternoon and into the evening. Here on the west side of the metro area we received 10 inches or so. So, this morning I ventured out to a local open space near the Flatirons to make a few images, just fun stuff. Although this storm won’t be a drought ender, we’ll take what we can get.


The local elk herd is usually around 40-50 animals, but it swelled to 100 or so with deep snow pushing them down from the foothills. Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado

6 thoughts on “April Showers

  1. I agree, any moisture will gladly accepted. As of this morning we have had well over a foot in Fort Collins. I imagine the foothills are getting more. Almost looks like Christmas.

    1. Doggone if it isn’t snowin’ again. Februapril continues…
      Some folks will think the drought is done because we’ve had some consistent snowstorms the last month or so; but it’s important to be mindful of where we started after a parched 2012, with no buffer supply in reservoirs. So, let’s hope it’s a cool, wet spring to keep fires at bay and sprinkler systems idle.

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