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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mountain Fresh

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The past Winter was very dry leaving most to fear a bad wildfire season.  We were blessed this May and part of June to receive an abundance of rain/snow to help break the drought.  Now, everything is in great shape at least for now.  The wildflowers should be awesome this summer but will probably peak a little later than usual.

This shot captures the West Needles, Spud, Twilight, and Emerald.  While taking this shot, the ground was saturated and soft under my feet with a strong scent of fresh mountain air… The San Juan Mountains are beautiful right now!

Grenadier’s June Full Moonrise

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I was fortunate enough to catch the nearly full June Moon rising above the Grenadier Mountain Range located in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado.  Late snows provided a nice contrast on the peaks to show off the rising Moon.

Hermosa Flower Fest

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This May in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado has been the saving grace as we received near record amounts of rain and snow.  Prior to that we were locked into a severe drought with snow pack way below normal.  As soon as the rains hit, the flowers started to bloom and the grass finally turning bright green which is typical this time of year. Elk and deer filled the now lush fields and nature was rejuvenated at least for now.  It will be interesting to see how this summer plays out.  I am expecting a fantastic alpine wildflower season due to the late snows at the higher elevations.  We might have to wait a little longer for the peak bloom.