No, it is not snowing at Colorado National Monument. Higher elevations in Colorado are still receiving snow. But here in the monument, the elevation tops out at 7,028 feet (according to one source I found on-line).
Last winter, however, the park experienced above average snowfall. The melting snow provided abundant moisture for plants. Flowers have been plentiful this year.
For some reason, I am drawn to cactus. I find them quite fascinating and especially enjoy their flowers. Fortunately, I have been able to elude their needle-like spines while in the monument. Hopefully, my luck continues throughout the season.
Here are a few images I captured with my cell phone while exploring the general vicinity of my living quarters and the Visitor’s Center.
Not bad for a desert area.