YouReport Photos, Spring 2011

Dave Collins of Denver took this photo on June 28 of a honeybee in flight at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Bee At DBG Dave Collins of Denver took this photo on June 28 of a honeybee in flight at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Henry Hollender from Lakewood sent in this photo on June 27. He wrote, "Neighbors lawn in my Lakewood development. The elk were eating apples under a tree."
Elk Henry Hollender from Lakewood sent in this photo on June 27. He wrote, "Neighbors lawn in my Lakewood development. The elk were eating apples under a tree."
Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo on June 21. He wrote, "I took this picture of the sail boats at Bear Creek Lake Park this afternoon -- great weather for sailing.
Sailboats Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo on June 21. He wrote, "I took this picture of the sail boats at Bear Creek Lake Park this afternoon -- great weather for sailing.
Ray Klinger from Firestone sent in this photo in on June 20. He wrote, "Three mountain goat kids playing king of the mountain. The photo was taken at the Crest House on Mount Evans. After a short time, their mothers led them down the slopes."
Goats Ray Klinger from Firestone sent in this photo in on June 20. He wrote, "Three mountain goat kids playing king of the mountain. The photo was taken at the Crest House on Mount Evans. After a short time, their mothers led them down the slopes."
CBS4's Brian Maass sent in this photo of snow in Keystone on June 20.
Keystone Snow CBS4's Brian Maass sent in this photo of snow in Keystone on June 20.
Nancy Ruckman from Arvada sent in this photo on June 18.
Roses Nancy Ruckman from Arvada sent in this photo on June 18.
Doug Peters from Golden sent in this photo on June 17. He wrote, "Storms over the Divide at sunrise, looking west from house, with moon at upper left. Mt. Evans at lower left."
Clouds Doug Peters from Golden sent in this photo on June 17. He wrote, "Storms over the Divide at sunrise, looking west from house, with moon at upper left. Mt. Evans at lower left."
Elmer Balvanz took this photo on June 15 in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.
Pink Clouds In Flat Tops Elmer Balvanz took this photo on June 15 in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.
John Erwin of Fraser took this photo in Rocky Mountain National Park on June 10. It shows "the yellow bellied marmot coming out after a long hard winter's hibernation."
Marmot John Erwin of Fraser took this photo in Rocky Mountain National Park on June 10. It shows "the yellow bellied marmot coming out after a long hard winter's hibernation."
Barbara Kerns took this photo on June 11 of a jet skier "on the flooded fields where you can't tell where the Colorado River is flowing in flooded Kremmling."
Jet Skiing Over A Field Barbara Kerns took this photo on June 11 of a jet skier "on the flooded fields where you can't tell where the Colorado River is flowing in flooded Kremmling."
Ray Klinger of Firestone took this photo on June 11 at Golden Ponds Park in Longmont. "Normally this section of the stream is a gentle cascade, not at the moment," he wrote.
Longmont Stream Ray Klinger of Firestone took this photo on June 11 at Golden Ponds Park in Longmont. "Normally this section of the stream is a gentle cascade, not at the moment," he wrote.
Jackie Levell from Aurora sent in this photo on June 12.
Bird Jackie Levell from Aurora sent in this photo on June 12.
Justin Whitesel of Thornton took this photo on June 8 of "storms that were north of the Denver area."
Storms (Wide View) Justin Whitesel of Thornton took this photo on June 8 of "storms that were north of the Denver area."
Bud Clifford of Boulder took this photo on June 7 on Trail Ridge Road, "about 2 miles east of summit ... I am 6-foot-3 and the snow dwarfs me by 3 times, he wrote.
Trail Ridge Snow Bud Clifford of Boulder took this photo on June 7 on Trail Ridge Road, "about 2 miles east of summit ... I am 6-foot-3 and the snow dwarfs me by 3 times, he wrote.
Rose Julian of Greeley took this photo on June 8. She writes that she "was standing outside for some good lighting pics and I got one."
June Lightning Rose Julian of Greeley took this photo on June 8. She writes that she "was standing outside for some good lighting pics and I got one."
Chris Cottingham of Greeley took this photo on June 7 at 71st Avenue and O Street, where "the Poudre River has swollen over the bike trail and over 71st Ave."
Wet Path Chris Cottingham of Greeley took this photo on June 7 at 71st Avenue and O Street, where "the Poudre River has swollen over the bike trail and over 71st Ave."
Larry Wilson of Johnstown took this photo of a pelican coming in for a landing at the Johnstown Reservoir on June 6.
Landing Larry Wilson of Johnstown took this photo of a pelican coming in for a landing at the Johnstown Reservoir on June 6.
Michael Smith of Westminster took this photo of the sunset on June 6.  It took on a reddish hue due to smoke from wildfires in the southwest.
Red Sunset Michael Smith of Westminster took this photo of the sunset on June 6. It took on a reddish hue due to smoke from wildfires in the southwest.
Lynne Ronk of Deckers took this photo at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail on June 4. She wrote "Surf's up in Vail!! This was one of the events - which is surving on Gore Creek (and it's flowing high and fast right now)!"
Teva Mountain Games Lynne Ronk of Deckers took this photo at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail on June 4. She wrote "Surf's up in Vail!! This was one of the events - which is surving on Gore Creek (and it's flowing high and fast right now)!"
Sam Toscano from Broomfield sent in this photo on June 5.
Gold Finch Sam Toscano from Broomfield sent in this photo on June 5.
Charlene Barr from Westminster sent in this photo on June 4. She wrote, "I discovered a mama duck and her ducklings in our backyard pond this morning. She and her mate have been swimming in it for a month ... now we know why!"
Ducks Charlene Barr from Westminster sent in this photo on June 4. She wrote, "I discovered a mama duck and her ducklings in our backyard pond this morning. She and her mate have been swimming in it for a month ... now we know why!"
It's believed strong winds on June 2 toppled this tree at Stratford Lakes Clubhouse in Westminster. Deanna Hoffman took this photo of her sons standing next to and on top of the tree.
Wind Damage It's believed strong winds on June 2 toppled this tree at Stratford Lakes Clubhouse in Westminster. Deanna Hoffman took this photo of her sons standing next to and on top of the tree.
Rick Platz of Evergreen took this photo on May 25 "in my front yard under a window." He wrote "A rare, first time for me, Porcupine."
Porcupine Rick Platz of Evergreen took this photo on May 25 "in my front yard under a window." He wrote "A rare, first time for me, Porcupine."
Stephen Johnson of Centennial took this photo during the town of Georgetown's annual Pack Burro Race on May 28.
Burro Race Stephen Johnson of Centennial took this photo during the town of Georgetown's annual Pack Burro Race on May 28.
Laura Andersen from Hudson sent in this photo of hail on May 30.
Hail Laura Andersen from Hudson sent in this photo of hail on May 30.
Steve Clark from Aurora sent in this photo taken at Fort Logan National Cemetery on May 29.
Fort Logan National Cemetery Steve Clark from Aurora sent in this photo taken at Fort Logan National Cemetery on May 29.
Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo on May 28. He wrote, "I took this picture this morning of a rather unique Hot Balloon at Chatfield State Park. There was no basket, just a harness and the guy was suspended like Superman.
Ski joring festival - Hot Air Balloon Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo on May 28. He wrote, "I took this picture this morning of a rather unique Hot Balloon at Chatfield State Park. There was no basket, just a harness and the guy was suspended like Superman.
Andy Benavides of Centennial took this photo of the Thunderbirds above the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on May 25, 2011.
Thunderbirds Andy Benavides of Centennial took this photo of the Thunderbirds above the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on May 25, 2011.
Darrell Spangler of Estes Park took this photo on May 23. He wrote "My friend called me this morning to let me know that an elk had just calved on the side of her cabin in downtown Estes Park. Mama was kind enough to allow me to get this photo of the newborn calf a couple of hours after its arrival. Absolutely precious!"
Elk Darrell Spangler of Estes Park took this photo on May 23. He wrote "My friend called me this morning to let me know that an elk had just calved on the side of her cabin in downtown Estes Park. Mama was kind enough to allow me to get this photo of the newborn calf a couple of hours after its arrival. Absolutely precious!"
Jesse Sarles took this cell phone pic on May 23 of an SUV that flipped outside the restaurant Cherokee Dining on 12th Avenue. "Glass from the broken driver side window was all over the street," he wrote.
Crash On Cherokee Jesse Sarles took this cell phone pic on May 23 of an SUV that flipped outside the restaurant Cherokee Dining on 12th Avenue. "Glass from the broken driver side window was all over the street," he wrote.
Lynnette Hagarty took this photo on May 21 while driving over Berthoud Pass.
Berthoud Pass In May Lynnette Hagarty took this photo on May 21 while driving over Berthoud Pass.
Matt Peterson took this photo on May 19 of a tornado near Fountain and Colorado Springs that caused damage to one home.
Front Range Twister Matt Peterson took this photo on May 19 of a tornado near Fountain and Colorado Springs that caused damage to one home.
Zach Stroud of Westminster took this photo on May 18 of "a funnel cloud in Commerce City right above the ConAgra Foods company."
Funnel Cloud Zach Stroud of Westminster took this photo on May 18 of "a funnel cloud in Commerce City right above the ConAgra Foods company."
Carly Smith of Wheat Ridge took this photo on May 18 as a hail storm passed through her neighborhood.
May Hail Carly Smith of Wheat Ridge took this photo on May 18 as a hail storm passed through her neighborhood.
Lynne Ronk of Deckers took this photo on May 16 at Sylvan Lake State Park. It shows "a 10-inch diameter tree that a beaver has cut down to use for his dam."
Beaver Was Here Lynne Ronk of Deckers took this photo on May 16 at Sylvan Lake State Park. It shows "a 10-inch diameter tree that a beaver has cut down to use for his dam."
J.R. Patton of Fort Morgan took this photo behind his house, near a corn field, on May 15.
Eastern Plains J.R. Patton of Fort Morgan took this photo behind his house, near a corn field, on May 15.
Dona Klein from Parker sent in this photo on May 12.
Snow Bird Dona Klein from Parker sent in this photo on May 12.
Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo taken at Ketring Lake in Littleton on Friday.
Geese Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo taken at Ketring Lake in Littleton on Friday.
Nathan Eickmann of Castle Rock took this photo on May 12. He writes "These are Gambel Oaks which grow at an elevation of about 6,500 feet. This picture was taken out of our basement window."
May Snow On The Front Range Nathan Eickmann of Castle Rock took this photo on May 12. He writes "These are Gambel Oaks which grow at an elevation of about 6,500 feet. This picture was taken out of our basement window."
Chris Hartmann of Evans took this photo on May 10 "looking south from Evans."
Lightning Chris Hartmann of Evans took this photo on May 10 "looking south from Evans."
Lindsay Plampin of Castle Rock took this photo of the Royal Gorge Bridge on May 8 and wrote "Beautiful day at The Royal Gorge on Mother's Day."
Royal Gorge Bridge Lindsay Plampin of Castle Rock took this photo of the Royal Gorge Bridge on May 8 and wrote "Beautiful day at The Royal Gorge on Mother's Day."
Paul Sampson of Golden took this photo during the Buffalo Bill Downhill longboarding race on May 8. No one was hurt when the helicopter went down.
Helicopter Goes Down Paul Sampson of Golden took this photo during the Buffalo Bill Downhill longboarding race on May 8. No one was hurt when the helicopter went down.
Kat Bradley-Bennett from Longmont sent in this photo on Friday.
Meadowlark Kat Bradley-Bennett from Longmont sent in this photo on Friday.
Nathan Eickmann took this photo on May 5 during a ride on his bike. He wrote that it's a "picture of Pikes Peak covered in snow from Matney Park in Castle Rock." (credit: CBS)
Pikes Peak Nathan Eickmann took this photo on May 5 during a ride on his bike. He wrote that it's a "picture of Pikes Peak covered in snow from Matney Park in Castle Rock." (credit: CBS)
Thomas Maddox of Steamboat took this photo on May 3 of a kayaker on the Yampa River outside Bud Werner Library.
Whitewater Thomas Maddox of Steamboat took this photo on May 3 of a kayaker on the Yampa River outside Bud Werner Library.
Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo of his family cat eyeing down a Mallard Drake duck in his Kio pond on May 3.
Cat and Duck Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo of his family cat eyeing down a Mallard Drake duck in his Kio pond on May 3.
Bob Sweet of Summit County took this photo on May 2 north of Silverthorne near Heeney. He described it as "First Light of Day on Eagle Nest Wilderness Peaks."
Eagle Nest Wilderness Bob Sweet of Summit County took this photo on May 2 north of Silverthorne near Heeney. He described it as "First Light of Day on Eagle Nest Wilderness Peaks."
Heather Stone took this photo on April 30. It shows Jesse Sarles of Louisville staring up at a crack in a rock formation on the Devil's Kitchen trail in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.
Colorado National Monument Heather Stone took this photo on April 30. It shows Jesse Sarles of Louisville staring up at a crack in a rock formation on the Devil's Kitchen trail in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.
Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo of a coyote near Highline Canal on April 30.
Coyote Peter Pereira from Centennial sent in this photo of a coyote near Highline Canal on April 30.
David Chick from Aurora sent in this photo on Thursday.
Geese David Chick from Aurora sent in this photo on Thursday.
Jennifer Sullivan from Longmont sent in this photo on April 26.
Tulip Jennifer Sullivan from Longmont sent in this photo on April 26.
Deb Bialeschki of Estes Park took this photo on April 25. She wrote "Walking our dogs this morning in Carriage Hills, Estes Park. Gotta love the moisture, but it is not very spring-like up here yet! :)"
Estes In Late April Deb Bialeschki of Estes Park took this photo on April 25. She wrote "Walking our dogs this morning in Carriage Hills, Estes Park. Gotta love the moisture, but it is not very spring-like up here yet! :)"
Steve Clemens of Denver took this photo on April 24 of the "annual Easter Egg Hunt & Potluck in the 600 & 700 blocks of Franklin Street." "Our neighborhood celebration always brings out about two dozen kids each year to search for hidden eggs. The Easter Bunny (aka Steve Berson) makes sure the little ones get their treats!" he wrote.
Easter Egg Hunt Steve Clemens of Denver took this photo on April 24 of the "annual Easter Egg Hunt & Potluck in the 600 & 700 blocks of Franklin Street." "Our neighborhood celebration always brings out about two dozen kids each year to search for hidden eggs. The Easter Bunny (aka Steve Berson) makes sure the little ones get their treats!" he wrote.
Josh Thornton from Thornton sent in this photo on April 22.
Lightning Josh Thornton from Thornton sent in this photo on April 22.
Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo taken at Cherry Creek Reservoir on April 22.
Pelican Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo taken at Cherry Creek Reservoir on April 22.
Francine White of Morrison took this photo of the Meyer Ranch Fire on April 21.
Meyer Ranch Fire Francine White of Morrison took this photo of the Meyer Ranch Fire on April 21.
Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo on April 19 of a "rainbow and the flowering crab apple tree."
Rainbow Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo on April 19 of a "rainbow and the flowering crab apple tree."
Rich Rose took this photo on April 19 in Castle Rock of "an angry black sky with this huge funnel type cloud." He writes that a little later it "faded into nothingness."
'Angry' Sky Rich Rose took this photo on April 19 in Castle Rock of "an angry black sky with this huge funnel type cloud." He writes that a little later it "faded into nothingness."
Pam Kroneberger took this photo on April 10 of the "a wild turkey in LoDo." "I walked out the back alleyway of the IceHouse only to find a very large bird walking in the alleyway. I had my camera with me so I took a picture of the bird. ... I thought maybe he had escaped from the Rodizio Grill (lol)...not sure where he came from or where he was going."
Turkey Pam Kroneberger took this photo on April 10 of the "a wild turkey in LoDo." "I walked out the back alleyway of the IceHouse only to find a very large bird walking in the alleyway. I had my camera with me so I took a picture of the bird. ... I thought maybe he had escaped from the Rodizio Grill (lol)...not sure where he came from or where he was going."
Morgan Stewart of Westminster took this photo of the fire on April 17 at the Cedar Bridge apartments. One person suffered burns in the fire and four units were damaged.
Westminster Apartment Fire Morgan Stewart of Westminster took this photo of the fire on April 17 at the Cedar Bridge apartments. One person suffered burns in the fire and four units were damaged.
Joe Duncan from Lakewood sent in this photo on April 16. He wrote, "King Soopers on Jewell and Wadsworth. Walking in, looked up and saw these funnel clouds. There was a third to the left. It was too small to capture. I watch them go up and down for about 10 minutes!"
Funnel Clouds Joe Duncan from Lakewood sent in this photo on April 16. He wrote, "King Soopers on Jewell and Wadsworth. Walking in, looked up and saw these funnel clouds. There was a third to the left. It was too small to capture. I watch them go up and down for about 10 minutes!"
Brian Hultgren from Brighton sent in this photo of a hawk on April 15.
Hawk Brian Hultgren from Brighton sent in this photo of a hawk on April 15.
Laurie Talbott took this photo outside her Winter Park home on April 14 of her "car this morning prior to going to the gym."
Winter Park Laurie Talbott took this photo outside her Winter Park home on April 14 of her "car this morning prior to going to the gym."
Marilyn Day took this photo of the snow in Golden Gate Canyon on April 14.
Snow In Golden Gate Canyon Marilyn Day took this photo of the snow in Golden Gate Canyon on April 14.
Jeff Simpson of Centennial took this photo on April 12 at an open space area at Arapahoe and Holly Road.
Owl In Spring Jeff Simpson of Centennial took this photo on April 12 at an open space area at Arapahoe and Holly Road.
Aletha Dove took this photo on April 7 outside of Hayden "where the cranes are coming into their breeding grounds."
Sandhill Cranes Aletha Dove took this photo on April 7 outside of Hayden "where the cranes are coming into their breeding grounds."
Ripple Ratt from Lafayette sent in this photo on April 10. He wrote, "I noticed the lighting from tonight's cold front and thought it was unique enough to photograph ... this photo was taken from Lafayette around 10:30 p.m. looking north and guessing the storm was near Fort Collins.
Lightning Ripple Ratt from Lafayette sent in this photo on April 10. He wrote, "I noticed the lighting from tonight's cold front and thought it was unique enough to photograph ... this photo was taken from Lafayette around 10:30 p.m. looking north and guessing the storm was near Fort Collins.
Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo in Brighton on April 6. "Someone was really creative with the hay bales," he wrote.
Hay Bale In Brighton Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo in Brighton on April 6. "Someone was really creative with the hay bales," he wrote.
Cathy Rhoades of Lone Tree took this photo which shows the Wells Fargo Center (aka the "Cash Register" building) emerging from fog on April 8. She took the photo from the 54th floor at the Republic Plaza Building in downtown Denver.
Cash Register Building Cathy Rhoades of Lone Tree took this photo which shows the Wells Fargo Center (aka the "Cash Register" building) emerging from fog on April 8. She took the photo from the 54th floor at the Republic Plaza Building in downtown Denver.
Cathy Rhoades from Lone Tree sent in this photo shot from the 54th floor of the Republic Plaza building on April 8.
Qwest Building Cathy Rhoades from Lone Tree sent in this photo shot from the 54th floor of the Republic Plaza building on April 8.
Scott McKinney of Loveland took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 3. He said it was a "timed exposure."
Crystal Fire Scott McKinney of Loveland took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 3. He said it was a "timed exposure."
Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo of a wood duck at Ketring Lake in Littleton on March 28.
Wood Duck Stephen Johnson from Centennial sent in this photo of a wood duck at Ketring Lake in Littleton on March 28.
Dan Disner took this photo on March 30 at "78th and Steele in the triangle between Thornton, Commerce City, and Denver." "One of my brother's high school teachers once told him that Pike's Peak couldn't be seen from Denver. Ha! The wind and atmospheric conditions gave us this clear and almost magnified view," he wrote.
Pikes Peak Dan Disner took this photo on March 30 at "78th and Steele in the triangle between Thornton, Commerce City, and Denver." "One of my brother's high school teachers once told him that Pike's Peak couldn't be seen from Denver. Ha! The wind and atmospheric conditions gave us this clear and almost magnified view," he wrote.
Doug Peters from Golden sent in this photo on March 26.
Sunrise Doug Peters from Golden sent in this photo on March 26.
Rick Hoban from Lakewood sent in this photo on March 21 from Belmar.
Hungry Goose Rick Hoban from Lakewood sent in this photo on March 21 from Belmar.
Dan Walters from Lakewood sent in this photo of a crane at Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge on March 29.
Crane Dan Walters from Lakewood sent in this photo of a crane at Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge on March 29.
Brian H. of Brighton took this photo of geese flying east of Brighton on April 2. "The bottom of the cloud formation had colors of rainbow as sun was going down."
Geese Brian H. of Brighton took this photo of geese flying east of Brighton on April 2. "The bottom of the cloud formation had colors of rainbow as sun was going down."

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