Spring in Denver

It's still a bit early for Denver's spring bloom, though this year - as mild as the winter has been, and as warm the temps have been for the past couple of weeks - things have been moving a bit faster than usual.
With the world still tinged it's wheat-gold from late winter, things are beginning to bloom in unexpected places.
The white-blooming trees always go first, though most years, their bloom is followed almost instantly by a spring snow, withering them to dull ochre, and leaving a pause before the real bloom (mostly pink) begins. But this year that snow never came, so the white-blooming trees have been able to come to a stage of full bloom that we rarely see.
It's a bit surreal, and more than a little heady.
There is a snow in the forecast for the next couple of days, so I took yesterday and today to take far too many photos of this rare white bloom. These are just the first few...I have many more still to process.
Those of you who have been with this blog since last spring or longer will remember how excessive I tend to get with photographing the phases of spring bloom...so I apologize if it happens again. Having spent more than 15 years in the highcountry of the Vail Valley, this profusion of floral abandon still makes me giddy with excitement.

1 comment:

Vivian M said...

Feel free to indulge, the photos are beautiful! And for those of us in the snowy cold north, it gives us something to look forward to!