And this year....
Rats! Foiled again by a windy storm while I was in San Diego.
But look closely at the picture above.
See a consolation prize amidst the trees?
The deer were out-and-about, as were hunters.
This time of year I try to remember to have an orange vest with me at all times just to be safe; and hope that the hunters will not mistake me for a deer instead of a "dear".
When you add patches of snow...occurring.
Next year...for sure...next year we will visit these scenes and dance through showers of gold.
Next year, God willing, I will not stray from Utah in October, and will drive the Aspen Groves/watch the leaf peeper websites/take off work/camp out/whatever it takes/ so I can once again experience and photograph the aspen.
(I have experienced aspen gold in groves but once, years ago in Colorado Springs while visiting BGF Gail the first week in October, on her birthday. Call me greedy...it was too wonderful of an experience to experience but once. Like bluebonnets and tide pools, snorkeling in tropical waters, and England...I want such an experience again and again.)