Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn Magic

Last Thursday we had our first winter snowstorm, and it was a special treat since we still have our autumn leaves. The electricity went out for a few hours, so I was able to get away from the computer and take a bunch of photos.
Bridal Veil Falls is in the shade here, but....
this is what it looked like just a few days earlier.
When I was in the Aldasoro Ranch area, a badger ran across the road and then turned around and looked at me.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Owl Creek Pass and the Silver Jack Reservoir

The bad weather followed us on over to Owl Creek Pass, but I had the feeling if we didn't go that day we would miss our chance to see the leaves changing. The cows were out enjoying the colors, too!
Cloudy Silver Jack Reservoir with Courthouse Mountain and Chimney Rock in the distance.
Chimney Rock and the location of the big shootout in the original "True Grit."
There was a double rainbow as we headed back to the highway. We also got to hear a bull elk bugling nearby a couple of minutes before several wild turkeys ran across the road in front of us. It may have not been a great day for photos, but definitely not a total loss!

Dallas Creek Autumn Colors

Last Monday after hiking Jud Wiebe I wanted to see more autumn colors even though it was so cloudy and rainy. We drove down the Dallas Creek (County Road 7). There was a little cloud hanging around the top of Mt. Sneffels for awhile.
Sometimes the sun would shine on the leaves at just the right moment.
This is the most unusual view of Mt. Sneffels. The peak isn't even in sight from this point.

Jud Weibe in the Fall

Sunday Drive With the Kids

I have been taking so many pictures of the golden aspen leaves that I haven't had time to get them on the computer! Last Sunday the kids and I drove up Last Dollar Road for some photos. There were sheep grazing above the airport and some of them coming up into the road.
There was still quite a bit of green out there.