The Visual West - Image 11

 

Spring storms have kept the mountains in Western Colorado clad in winter white into early April, but they have not deterred the apricot trees in the valley below to burst out in flower. These blossoms adorn an old, gnarled specimen behind the High Country News office.

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Paul Larmer is the executive director of High Country News, based in the fruit-growing community of Paonia, Colorado.