Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Raining Gold


After last week’s rain, the skies cleared over the weekend. We headed up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park to see Colorado’s version of fall color—the yellow-leaf aspen. We weren’t disappointed. Aspen leaves sparkled against the bright blue sky. And when the breeze the shook the trees, it showered the ground with golden coins.
This is why aspens are my favorite tree.

12 comments:

LceeL said...

One of the real advantages of living in Northern Illinois is the proximity to Wisconsin (sometimes) and Michigan. Both of those states 'turn' just a little sooner than we do here in Illinois, so this time of year will often mean day trips up into those other two states looking for 'color'. And it's never hard to find.

Lynn said...

Wow - fall foliage already. Beautiful.

jabblog said...

It must look beautiful when the ground is covered with golden 'coins'.

Talon said...

When I think of Colarado I always think of the aspens.

Lovely colour! I'm glad you got to see it at its height!

hokgardner said...

Pretty, pretty!

a corgi said...

beautiful!!! what a wonderful site to enjoy :)

betty

Stine said...

Aspens really are pretty when they turn golden. Perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Lovely! I always gain a new appreciation of natural details from your photography.

Cookie said...

Beautiful! I never knew Aspen was a kind of tree. I have never been to CO. Learned soemthing new!

Kathleen said...

it definitely is raining gold the tree's everywhere have started turning over night, it truly is beautiful.

Honey Mommy said...

I love aspens too! They are so pretty!

Destiny's child... said...

The title of the post is so apt. Simply Beautiful...