This is the Pillar of Fire. It sits atop the highest point in the Denver metro area. It looks like a castle from all directions. Its looooong history, of which my son knows more than almost anyone about, has it initially being built as be the “Princeton of the West.” It is a massive red sandstone building.
I live less than a quarter of a mile south of the Pillar of Fire and I grew up 1/4 mile to the northwest of it on the north side of the hill.
The first shot is of Denver. I live about 7 miles north as the crow flies. Last night we had rain. We were expecting snow and you can see how close it came down in the second shot which is looking right from the hill toward the foothills west of Denver. It is a humid, windy, and cloudy day, but the sun is still shining through. We love our sunshine in Colorado were we get at least 300 sunny days a year.
These are the “flat-tops” which are part of the foothills west of Denver.
Hopefully spring isn’t too far away!