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Birthday Colors

26 Sep
Aspen trees against the dark backdrop of fir and spruce trees.

Aspen trees against the dark backdrop of fir and spruce trees.

 

I went out wandering in the fall colors this morning.  I think what makes the Rocky Mountain autumn so striking is the contrast between the bright yellows, oranges and reds, against the dark background of the evergreen trees.

In other parts of the the state, the stands of aspen are huge.  A friend in Aspen (the aptly named town) takes these photos.

I am very enamored with the way water droplets bead on aspen leaves.

 

Aspen Leaves

Aspen Leaves

 

And doubled enamored when the leaves are floating down a stream.

 

Aspen leaves with dual sparkles near the stem.  (Click for larger.)

Aspen leaves with dual sparkles near the stem. (Must click for larger.)

 

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Giant Flowers

24 Sep

First this happened:

Then it was summer again.

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First Snow

08 Oct

It seems like it was just yesterday I was walking in autumn colored leaves.

Wait!  It was just yesterday, just before the sun set.

Not surprising for this time of year, it snowed 4 inches last night and this morning.

The Mountain Bluebirds didn’t seem to mind.

In a couple of months, the temperatures will be colder and the water frozen over.  Meanwhile, this snow will melt within a day or two and we’ll be back to our Indian Summer.

 
 
 
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