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Paul Larmer | Jan 13, 2011 09:27 AM

Snow blanket

Snow has the amazing ability to visually soften the land. Here, snow has transformed a small boulder field on Colorado's Grand Mesa into a sensuous series of drifts. I shot this one in color, but like it better in black and white. For a lively and informative update of this year's remarkable snow conditions in the West, check out Associate Editor Sarah Gilman's recent blog post.

To see more winter wonderland images, and to post your own, go to our Flickr group.

Paul Larmer is HCN's executive director.

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