Robert Crofts, owner and operator of Armada Ranches near Lander, Wyoming, meets a newborn calf on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The calf was found in the pasture with its mother. The warm weather allows newborns a better chance of survival on the terrain away from the ranch. (Photo/Elaine Cromie)
This week in pictures, we explore the early signs of spring. From cattle to flowers to bees, the world is welcoming new growth and increased activity.
A flock of freshly shorn sheep run on Armada Ranches, near Lander, Wyoming on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Photographer: Elaine Cromie is a third-year news editorial major with an emphasis in photojournalism and visual story-telling. She is taking the third of three photojournalism classes offered at CU and is a regular contributor to The Boulder Stand.
The colors of new spring growth contrast with the still-wintery brown of brush and trees in Boulder. Photographer: Chris Carruth is a master’s student in University of Colorado’s ATLAS program. He is taking photojournalism and also art photography and is a regular contributor to The Boulder Stand.
A magnolia in full bloom in late March in Denver. Photographer: Kre Reischel is a marketing professional with a love for climbing, traveling, and, more specifically, climbing while traveling.
A bee has easy access to all the pollen it can pack into its pouches in Boulder on March 23, 2012. Photographer: Boulder Stand multimedia editor Beth Bartel is a second-year master’s student in Journalism and Mass Communication and the teaching assistant for the photojournalism classes.
And join us next week as we celebrate the season with the theme “getting around.” Planes, trains, automobiles, feet, bikes, wagons, whatever. Transportation for necessity, transportation for recreation. We’re a species who likes to move. If you’d like to participate, send shots of what moves you to beth[at]theboulderstand.org. Please include the date the picture was taken, what we’re looking at, the location as specific as you’re able to give, the names of any prominent faces, and a short bio. Then check back here on Friday to see what makes it in.