First Snow – In A Colorado Minute (Week 292)

This week (on Thanksgiving no less) Fort Collins, Colorado got its real first snow. The heavy grey clouds, the dark water of Horsetooth Reservoir, and the powdery snow on the ground and on the plants created a magical atmosphere that weekend.

Of course, I had to face the sub-zero temperatures to capture the first snow and winter atmosphere in autumn – and share it with you. Scott and Whiskey were up for the fun – and we even ran into our Florida/Brooklyn friends Sheree, Jeff and Jeff’s mother. A lovely afternoon in the snow with great company!

Since you probably won’t be able to tell in the shot at regular speed, the bird that flies through the last quarter of the video was actually one of two bald eagles that kept cruising over the reservoir. In slow motion, you can see the white feathers.

Something else you may not notice right away: all the shots (except for the very last one) are actually videos and not photos. It was so still that day that even the clouds didn’t seem to move. You only get to see movement in the little wrinkles on the water and a few wildflower close-ups.

On a little Whiskey dog side note: on my Facebook page, you can currently watch a video of Whiskey catching snow from that same outing.

The song in this video is the instrumental version of “Stars Collide” by Josh Woodward. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 US License. Thank you so much, Josh, for all your great and free (!!!) songs!

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