Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Springtime in the Rockies (Blossoms and Snow)

It's springtime in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which means an incredible variety of weather. It seems early in the year, but suddenly this one type of tree has blossomed all along the front range, in Colorado Springs and Denver. I don't know what type of tree it is, but it's certainly beautiful.
Those photos were taken in downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday, walking around in a t-shirt and shorts. This next photo was taken on Tuesday, at the end of a spring snowstorm.
And this great variety of weather and skies within two days is my entry for Skywatch Friday.

39 comments:

  1. I saw many of the trees in Denver on Sunday as well as many more. No weather surprises me here in Colorado. A coat is always in the car!♥♫

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  2. You have such variety of weather in your area! The blossoms look gorgeous against the blue sky! Plus you get to enjoy a little bit more of snow, too :D

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  3. Oh, WOW! the extremes we have seen this year -- from one end of the weather spectrum to the other! That is a gorgeous tree and such beautiful captures, Al! I think I would avoid the snow covered swing set!! Hope your week is going well regardless of what kind of weather you have!!

    Sylvia

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  4. The weather is fool, in Italy too. I think that this tree could be a cherry.
    Best regards from Italy-
    Erika

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  5. How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. It looks like maybe a Bradford Pear Tree. Whatever tree, it's beautiful!

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  7. WOW!! What a contrast!! =O and that for only a short time, 2 days!! So interesting to see your town.. and a very lovely blossoming tree! even the photo with the snow is SO awesome!! =)

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  8. Pretty sure this is a white cherry blossom tree. Your photos are superb! :)

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  9. Incredible and wonderful shot...
    Best wishes for a happy Easter

    Ciao
    Stefano

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  10. Ciao Al, a gorgeous riot of life!
    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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  11. Ciao Al, a gorgeous riot of life!
    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    We have the same variety here.

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  13. Blossoms as white as the snow. What a fabulous contrast!

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  14. wow! what craziness! your pictures make me want to visit !! love the blossoms!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  15. Your pictures describe well how quickly your weather changes. The trees are beautiful with their huge white blooms.

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  16. Wow! What a gorgeous tree!
    Yes, it's a great variety of weather and skies.
    I would love to know Colorado Springs and Denver.

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  17. This post definitely tells anyone who doesn't know everything there is to know about CO weather (esp. this time of year!). Love it.

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  18. Wonderful shots. The flowery tree looks beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful trees!! Your weather is like ours, a bit unreliable.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. I love the white flowers against the blue sky and also the spring snow shot.

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  21. I thought we had moody weather in BC but this certainly looks impressive. I can see why no one is sliding and the snow is probably not deep enough for sledding. The purity of both blossoms and snow make very pretty pictures, though. :)

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  22. Love those white flowering trees! Beautiful. You sure do have dramatic weather changes!

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  23. Beautiful! I find living around mountains can bring such quick changes to the weather. Nonetheless we don't have t-shirt weather here yet! Happy Spring and have a blessed Easter weekend.

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  24. Amazing weather..the photos are great!

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  25. Spring seems never to make up its mind, especially in the mountains.

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  26. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a happy Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  27. Beautiful trees.

    Regards and best wishes

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  28. Looks like a cherry to me. Very striking contrasts - not so comfortable to experience for real, tho.

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  29. Gee whiz you live in a beautiful part of the country. Colorado is a place of extremes! Such wonderful shots! Thanks.

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  30. Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching and I wish you a Happy Easter.

    My Sky.

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  31. It looks like a Bradford Pear, an ornamental both for blossom and stunning autumn leaves.
    There's nothing like contrast to add spice to life!

    Have a Happy Easter wherever you are.

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  32. Beautiful Spring-photos!
    I love them...
    Easter greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  33. There's nothing quite like springtime in the rockies.

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  34. Beautiful blossoms against the sky! I think it is a pear tree. Very nice shot!

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  35. Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    Unfortunately I can not get added to a translation button on my blog have asked my provider One.com.
    I use Google translate to translate (make a copy of the text)
    Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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  36. Beautiful spring shots, Al. The weather change is certainly dramatic!!

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  37. That blossom is beautiful, yes very freaky weather around at the moment, we had some snow last week too. I am hoping the weather will improve here soon though as I am now sick of the cold and wet winter.

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