Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn is Here!

Summer took a while to get started, but then seemed to hang around for quite some time. September was a warm and dry month, and it almost seemed that summer had decided to stay. Then some of the aspens started turning the second week, and before long whole hillsides had turned varying shades of yellow, orange, and red. This transition to the colorful season is always a delight, and the longer, cooler evenings are harbingers of what's to come.

The temperatures still warmed during the days, and the contrast of the colorful leaves with the bright blue sky made me want to saunter under them all day, enjoying the view.

Autumn in Snake Valley is a glorious sight, although a bit unpredictable. The start and end are never fixed, and the duration can be short or long.

Today we went up to enjoy more fall colors and found that many of the aspens had already lost their leaves. With a forecasted week of stormy weather, it's likely that the brilliant fall colors that still cling to the trees will soon be upon the ground. The highest ones may even get dusted by snow.