For all the time that I have lived in Boulder I have wanted take the pictures I took today. Just as you approach Boulder from Denver you come to a vista point along the freeway with the best view of Boulder Valley.
But it has to be a clear day, there has to be snow on the mountains, it has to be early in the morning so you aren’t shooting into the sun, and you have to take your camera with you. All four of those requirements were with me today.
We got another 2.6 inches of snow yesterday on top of 16 inches in the past week, and I snowshoed in it for a couple of hours. It was cold, reaching 23 degrees max, and cloudy.
But today is beautiful. So I decided to go shopping at Wild Oats in Superior, six miles down the freeway toward Denver and take these pictures on the way back. There was another couple there taking pictures who told me that they had lived in Boulder for 24 years, and the requirements I mentioned above had never been so perfect for them either.