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Snow Sculpture

Snow accumulates on a sculpture by the Aspen Art Museum and on the Rio Grande Bridge.

Snow accumulates on a sculpture by the Aspen Art Museum and on the Rio Grande Bridge.

In hopes of encouraging the snowfall we had last year… here’s a shot of the type of snow which accumulated last winter, creating a balanced pillow of snow on this sculpture near the Aspen Art Museum, and on top of the Rio Grande Bridge over the Roaring Fork River. Notice how the snow on the top beams of the bridge has melted and refrozen repeatedly, becoming flexible enough that it’s hanging well over the edge, especially on the far side. This was my view as I walked into work every day, looking at the snowy, sunlit Aspen Mountain in the background.

Taken 2/22/2008.

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