I Love the Fall in Colorado

 Fall is probably my favorite season, in Colorado Springs, or almost anywhere else we go. I love the cooler weather, the color, the lack of crowds (football games excepted of course!), and the general feeling of change in the air. Even the smell of wood smoke at night and of the leaves in the woods when we hike, is special. The smell of apples, cinnimon and other fall food is great too!

We spent our anniversary weekend this year up in the mountains enjoying the fall. It is almost over in some areas, and hasn’t hardly even started yet in our own yard. Funny how that works. The weather was such a variety. We left on Friday afternoon with very summery, mid 70’s sunny weather. It was kind of cool and wet in Breckenridge where we stayed, and was that way all day Saturday, though it was dry enough for some nice hiking. On Sunday, we expected to wake up to snow, and instead found partly cloudy skies with some nice patches of sun, which followed us all the way to Aspen. Then we ran into snow last night on Independence Pass, coming back from Aspen, a vivid reminder that winter is around the corner.
The 1st shot above was of the golf course in Vail as we drove through yesterday on the way up to Aspen. The 2nd is a stand of aspen up in the Maroon Bells that caught my eye as the classic “aspens again the blue sky” shot. One again, I got lots of photos, and I’ll try and share some of them over the next several posts.

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