Every September we see the tundra begin to turn crimson and gold as the aspen show signs of of their annual display. This year is no different, though it is happening a touch earlier than usual. The flanks of Deer Mountain across from the lodge are already dotted with gold as the aspens turn, and the high country has been threatened with the first snow of the season for the last 10 days or so.
This morning, after a night of steady rains down here in the Estes Valley, we awoke to glimpses of snow on the high peaks. In places it looked quite deep, but was hard to see as the low clouds have us socked in down here. It’s one of those rare days in Colorado where we don’t have the brilliant blue skies we are so famous for. But it’s kind of nice. A crisp morning, fresh snow on the peaks, and a fire crackling in the fireplace, all as the smell of turning leaves lace the cool breeze coming from the west.
I managed to snap a couple of pics here at the lodge this morning, but this is something you just have to experience to appreciate!