Before the first snow hits the ground here in the Midwest and before you are all tired of seeing images of fall colors I like to post another photo of the colorful aspens in the Rocky Mountains. There were plenty of opportunities but not every image works the same way. It was the pattern of the trees that made me choose this one over others.
Just a little bit higher in elevation at Guanella Pass the rain that we got the night before coated the mountain peaks with a thin layer of snow. This was a month ago and it felt like three seasons were present at the same time. The temperature felt still like summer, the leaves told the story of autumn, and the snow, of course, gave a taste for the upcoming winter.