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Hot air in cold air

Saw this while driving to work one morning. It's on 95'th Street just north of Arapaho in Boulder County, Colorado. Technically, I think I was in Lafayette. It's not often that I see a colorful balloon against snow covered rural foothills. I'm 99% sure that's Mt. Audubon. The Indian Peaks are back there, too.


You can also see little sections of Olde Stage Road (on the mountainside) which is a favorite bicycling route. The road from which I took this photo is also a popular biking route.


I cropped and color enhanced the original some. Here's the original:


The foreground is a hay field.

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Taken on December 4, 2009