First Snow at Cherry Creek Reservoir

Last week we had our first snow here in Denver. I took the opportunity to swing by nearby Cherry Creek State Park to see if I could capture a few scenes from the first early morning frost. I came upon one of the picnic areas that had a view of the reservoir and as the sun came up in the sky it illuminated the fog hovering over the reservoir.  The warm colors from the morning sun and from the fall leaves still on the trees made for a wonderful morning scene. This early snow says winter is just around the corner. I’m not sure I’m happy about that. I know our mountains could use the moisture and the ski areas could use the snow for a good ski season, but I’m just not quite ready for winter. I guess I have to look on the bright side in that sunrises come later in the morning so I don’t have to get up so early.

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  • Very serene and peaceful. Great shot.

  • After a lousy summer, an early winter is really not what we want! What a great shot this is, Rick. Love that mixture of neutral tones and orange foliage. Wish I was there to see it!

  • Hard to believe it’s already snowing, not sure I’m ready for it myself!

  • I refuse to believe summer and fall are pretty much done and we now face colder temp and that white stuff from the sky. However, I do like the scene here and can imagine how great a cup of hot chocolate would be after walking here.

  • I can’t believe you have snow already. Beautiful image Rick. That light is incredible.

  • Nice framing Rick! I didn’t believe my wife when she said we had snow that night! Crazy stuff, at least it is warming up nicely in the afternoons.

  • Very nice, Rick. The cool and warm combination really works. I like the snow with the fall color.

  • Absolutely lovely photograph, Rick! Shhhh, let’s not talk of Winter yet, shall we? Our local weather reports show nice weather here until Friday. At which time it will start to rain and snow. For 11 months.

    I’m gonna stick with fall for now, if that’s OK with you.

  • Beautiful image Rick. I love the feel of solitude.

  • It’s almost hard to believe that snow has arrived already. Great capture, man.