There were very few wildflowers now...how could they compete with the aspen anyway?
Bernie explained it has to do with water and light.
The deep, deep greens of the fir trees are the perfect background for the explosive color event.
(I really like the picture above a lot!)
(How many pictures do you think you would have taken over two hours of this kind of scenery? I took 160. Just for the record.)
The road over Guardsman's Pass is just winding enough that every switch back down the mountain delivers another reason to stop the car and take some more pictures.
And if we do get snow while the colors are still in full up, I will be racing to take this shot again!
Stand back everyone...it is happening...autumn is about to ERUPT FROM THE TREES!!!!
I should of kept track of how many times I had Bernie pull over...
He was such a good sport about it....and we decided we should get a SLR for him to use on these trips. Anyone have suggestions for a good model?
This just totally puzzled me: why on earth did only one half of the aspen forest turn yellow? And manage to split down the center in such a perfectly straight line too.