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Posts Tagged ‘rivers’

Steaming Stream

Beautiful snowy morning, sunshine, and steam rising off the water.

Beautiful snowy morning, sunshine, and steam rising off the water.

OK, it’s actually a river—the Roaring Fork River to be precise—but I went for the catchy name! I took this shot from the Rio Grande Bridge, right by the Aspen Art Museum, on a beautiful snowy morning. A typical day here in paradise last year… tons of snow the night before, followed by a beautiful sunny morning! The sun illuminating the steam rising off the water was really quite inspiring and peaceful all at the same time.

Taken 3/3/2008.


Spring Runoff

Hunter Creek running high on June 1st 2008, with Ajax in the background.

Hunter Creek running high on June 1st 2008, with Ajax in the background.


This view is just a short 1/4 mile or so hike right out my back door. With the huge snowfall we had last season, the resulting spring thaw made for some pretty high river stages. This shows Hunter Creek running quite a bit bigger than normal. And, you can still see all the snow left on Aspen Mountain (Ajax) in the background, even as the trees down in town were beginning to really green up. Such a beautiful backyard, eh?!

Taken 6/1/2008.