Summer in the Rockies

Springtime in the Rockies is definitely a time of extremes and this year has been no different. In the front range of Colorado, March and April are actually the snowiest months, not the typical winter months. In the past thirty days, we have had three significant snow storms and we are a little tired of the snow and would prefer rain over snow at this point. On the bright side, these spring storms are extremely necessary and make for beautiful conditions in the summer. This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Summer – Fire, two words that people in Colorado never want to hear in the same sentence. For this photo challenge we chose a few photos from previous summers that represent various images indicative of summertime in the Rocky Mountains. It is mostly beautiful, but sometimes volatile. We chose a couple of picture-perfect summer days in the mountains, a typical summertime sunset, angry storm clouds that we don’t want to see, and finally a picture from the Waldo Canyon Fire, something we would prefer to forget.

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Flowers on Boulders

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Summertime Sunset

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Summer Storm

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Waldo Canyon Fire Day Two

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Aspen Tree against the Sky

 

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7 Responses to Summer in the Rockies

  1. Priya Vin says:

    Love the Rockies, hoping to get there to see the Maroon Bells this summer!

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  2. Bea dM says:

    Such gorgeous nature, you can almost feel the energy from the sky and mountains!

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  3. lexklein says:

    I seem to have missed your last several months – I don’t know how! So you are back from Europe and getting ready to enjoy Colorado spring and summer; I honestly think every season in CO is fantastic, but this sure is a nice time to be back! I saw another post about next plans, with Ecuador on the list. I’d love to go there and do a great hike from hacienda to hacienda out in the countryside. I’ll eagerly watch for news on where you end up going.

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    • While we were in Europe we had a tough time keeping up with the blog. Sharing more about our trip now. Yes, this is a great time to be back in Colorado – as long as the snow storms stop ☺. We are still deciding on our next trip and will share once we decide, but Equador is high on the list.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    You summer storm with the mammatus clouds are wonderful. 😀

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