When taking a walk in Crested Butte, Colorado, I enjoyed the whisper of aspen leaves until interrupted by a blustery wind. Click for photos and a tremendous leaf shower video!
After a week in Wisconsin, I packed up and headed to the Rocky Mountains to see the autumn colors. What I didn't expect was an early arrival. These are drive-by shots, meaning, I jumped out of the car to shoot the picture. Don't worry. No aspens were harmed in the making of this blog post.... Continue Reading →
31 days. Slanted October light slices through the trees, casting shadows that creep across the withered landscape. Trees groan when wind claws brittle leaves from their branches. In shades of gold and blood-red scarlet to tawny brown they pirouette and spiral high in the sky, then sigh in resignation and finally rest upon the ground to... Continue Reading →
We drove up to Breckenridge last weekend, expecting wonderful weather and golden-hued fall color. I couldn't believe it when the snow began to fly as we approached the Eisenhower Tunnel. I had wondered when Old Man Winter would pay us a visit, but I figured he might wait until the middle of October. Only a... Continue Reading →
Swaying in the wind, trees keep rhythm in nature's dance. The brisk wind gossips with the aspens while dressing them in brilliant gold. Their gowns swish as winter's breath blows their brilliant leaves and scatters them through the night. Soon golden leaves will blanket roots until skeletal remains rot under silent snowflakes. By the time the... Continue Reading →
When watching contestants eat strange animal parts or bugs on the cancelled show Fear Factor, it seldom made me flinch. Bear Grylls boiled a mouse in urine and ate it. I nodded my head and said, "I could do that." But hand me a plate of acorn squash with its savory steam rising up to... Continue Reading →
Lower Mohawk Lake at the foot of Quandary Peak. A peek at a peak. A light dusting at Breckenridge from Boreas Pass Road. Striking gold at every turn. Not quite the peak of the season, but putting on a good show. Shadows stretch across the road as days shorten. Colorado gold takes my breath away.... Continue Reading →