We’ve been sitting in a snowstorm here at 7,000 feet in southern Colorado for the past four days. I loved it! I wrote about this and it seemed like everyone responded with, “That sounds horrible to me!”
This is exactly how horrible it is. When the snow clears and the Sangre de Cristo peaks emerge from the clouds, we are surrounded by incredible beauty. This is our view to the south today.
This is our view to the west as Mount Mestas emerges from the storm.
Besides the stunning views following a storm, we have now received two and a half inches of precipitation, about one-sixth of our total annual rainfall, leading to fields of spring flowers like Indian paintbrush, lupines, penstemon, or these lovely wild iris:
I took these photos last June, west of here in a high mountain meadow. The same can be said of the photo in the header of this blog, an amazing spread of spring flowers which only appear when we get some hardy spring snowstorms!
In conclusion: If you want the rainbow, you must have the rain…
6 thoughts on “Why we love snowstorms in Colorado!”
gorgeous images! i love snow and the rainbow of blooms it brings in spring too!
Oh, it’s so beautiful. There’s nothing like a Colorado sky, and those flowers are just wonderful. You’re right: gotta have the rain for the rainbows. We know all about both of those here in the Pacific Northwest. 🙂
Spring is a wonder here! Can’t wait!
And you do enjoy it or you wouldn’t live in Colorado! It does look beautiful though Laura! Great pictures!
Here in Austin we are preparing for the most beautiful mayflowers ever because the April showers have been never ending!!!
Wow! I can’t get over that view, might be worth some snow to see something like that.