"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~L.M.Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
My husband and I celebrated our 42 anniversary recently! Every year has been a blessing, every year has given us new joys and also the strength to weather life's storms. We chose October for our wedding month as autumn is our favorite time of the year, and our anniversaries gave us more reasons to love it even more over the years. (All photos in this post will enlarge if clicked on)
Autumn in Colorado is magnificent in legendary proportions and before I return to blogging about our trip to Glacier National Park--read part one on this link--I would love to share the following glorious autumn photos.
My family made its annual visit to a local farm's pumpkin patch, with 14,000 foot high Longs Peak in the background, to chose our special pumpkins for the season.
We also made our annual road trip up to the high country to enjoy Nature's show of changing aspen leaves. In Colorado, autumn color change begins in mid September in altitudes over 8,000 feet and then slowly filters down through the following weeks towards the lower Front Range altitude. It makes autumn color last a long time!
It fills aspen valleys with stupendous color!
Every leaf turns many shades of gold!
The golds, oranges, and reds twine within the evergreens like yarn .....
...in a long and colorful knitted scarf.
The trees glow as warm and golden as the sun....
...and share the scenery with the deep green forests and distant blue mountains in a splendid mosaic.
Autumn has been especially exquisite this year and has now reached my neighborhood in all its glory. I hope you are also seeing its magic in your area and that its beauty will bring you joy!
Next post I will return to Glacier National Park and shiw more of the wonderful sights we saw there.
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