Kissed by Winter
Sunrise at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. An early autumn snow lightly covered the trees and Hallett Peak. A cold fog rolled in obscuring the mountains before clearing at the last minute during sunrise.
Nymph Lake Sunrise
A gentle wind blows across Nymph Lake as the morning sunrise creates an explosion of color in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Sneffels Range can be seen in the background covered in a fresh layer of snow. The fall colors are vibrant in the morning light signaling the approaching winter.
Trail to Dream
The aspens along the trail to Dream Lake are near their peak and make for beautiful views. The smell of the falling leaves fill the cool mountain air in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Sea of Gold
Aspen branches can bee seen among the sea of gold leaves as the trees in Ouray, Colorado explode in color.
The ground cover changes color among the aspen boles at Kebler Pass in southwest Colorado. The sun shines to illuminate the forest floor and the aspen leaves sing in the autumn breeze.
A gentle rain falls in what felt like a cathedral of autumn color, both above and below. The forest was silent except for the quiet drops of rain falling on the leaves and ground cover.
The hillside of aspens near Glacier Gorge has changed into a variety of colors and has a painterly look as nature paints the landscape. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Blue and Gold
Aspen trees reach toward the sky near Kebler Pass in southwest Colorado.
Aspen trees line a rural road in southwest Colorado.
Hay Bales are gathered in preparation of winter. The Sneffels range can be seen covered in snow signaling the approach of winter in Southwest Colorado.
Green and Gold
Rain covered aspen leaves rest on a moss covered rock in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Aspen and Fern
The ground cover surrounding aspen boles changes color as the temperature drops in the high country of Colorado.
Reflection of the Season
A perfectly calm lake reflects the golden hillside in the mountains outside of Ouray, Colorado.
Golden aspens appear to form a staircase up the mountainside and is reflected in Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The colors of autumn are reflected in Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Aspen trees line the Glacier Gorge trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Hills of Gold
Sun rays break through the clouds and illuminate the hill of gold in front of Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
The mountains near Silverton, Colorado are a red color from the high iron content. They often rival the fall colors of the aspen trees in the area.
Clouds of snow descend from the mountains bringing snow to Loch Vale in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
The midday sun shines on the golden aspens outside of Ouray, Colorado. The light shimmers off the leaves in a neon gold glow.