Late summer. Colorado. Rivers. Lakes. Gardens. Days of sunshine.

Add a few flowers, a golden/chow mix, more water and clouds rolling down from the mountains, and you have the reason why so many want to call the Front Range their home.

It's the final stretch of summer, and with it come images of colorful Colorado.

These galleries could shoot themselves.

While I'm at it, might as well throw in a short time lapse video.