Autumn is my favorite season. I lived most of my life on the east coast and enjoyed the multi hued, autumn palette of the trees every fall. I often took trips to New England and upstate New York just to "leaf peep," as that tradition is called. Autumn in Colorado is a much shorter season than it was on the east coast. It comes quickly in an almost overnight explosion of gold! The shorter daylight and cooler temperatures make the aspen trees burst forth in hues of yellow, gold and orange.
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The distant foothills and mountains become a patchwork quilt of autumn color, as the aspens are tucked in between the evergreens. When seen in contrast against the bright blue Colorado sky they seem to glow.
It then flows down, with time, to the lower elevations and plains, and towards the southern part of the state. So for about a month, Colorado is especially beautiful wearing her autumnal dress.
"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains" - John Muir
"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a touch flung to the trees."
- Faith Baldwin
"How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." - John Burrough
I have been following autumn in different places in my area this year, I'll be posting my photos more frequently this month to share their beauty. Check back soon!
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