During the late summer, we traveled to Alaska (more on that trip later), which was nice because it isn’t only Florida that gets hot in the summer. We found out just how hot it can be in Colorado too. So when we returned to Colorado in mid-September, it wasn’t long before the autumn season to begin to emerge.
First, there’s a wonderful crispness to the atmosphere and the leaves start to turn yellow. To see our first signs of color we headed up to the Grand Mesa. There we saw the first colors beginning to reflect in the lake waters.
Yes, the aspens have turned shades of yellow, light green, and have begun to deepen also into some light orange colors. With each week … heck even with each day … the colors of the leaves change drastically.One week we ventured over Red Mountain Pass in the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton. At the summit area, we came across magnificent colors both on the mountainside and in the water’s surface below.Looking down at the autumn-kissed landscape below, I just loved how the yellows, oranges, reds, and shades of green all blended together so beautifully.Back to the Grand Mesa, which is less than an hour away from Grand Junction, I love to find myself immersed in the midst of the tall golden aspens … looking up towards the sky. Nothing like feeling so insignificant in the scheme of things.Today this landscape is already covered in snow, but it sure is so stunning in the fall. Speaking of what it looks like now … of course, it would be evergreens and lots of bare, monochromatic trees. Though it’s difficult to capture properly through images, I just love the vast array of colors in any single given array of trees standing. Of course, those clear blue skies make it even more impressive.Yes the autumn season is a new one for me, as in Florida we really didn’t get treated to one. I find it a favorite time to get outdoors to try to capture its beauty … for it is always changing – day to day, week to week, year to year (or so I’m told) … but for me, it’s just too fleeting. I really wish that it would last longer 🙂Even the wildlife looks so incredibly beautiful with that amazing fall bokeh in the background. Don’t you think? LOLNews Flash … it actually snowed here this past Saturday already! Almost a full month earlier than last year. See, I told you that the autumn season was fleeting this year.
Next Up: Honestly, with the holidays almost upon us … I’m just not sure. :-O
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