Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn in the High Country

On Friday, hubby and I drove up to Rocky Mountain National Park to see the Elk and also see the colors. We were told most of the colors had waned, but I can say I was pleasantly surprised.
Yes, there has been snow already.  The day was overcast and we thought the colors would not be as vibrant as they would be on a sunny day; however we did get some photos of the sun shining through.
Isn't this bull just the epitome of strength?!
We kept hoping he'd turn and look at us but no luck.

The photo below looks like the trees are on fire but they aren't, just aglow with bright oranges of fall.  Unfortunately, you can see the beetle kill all around the Aspens.
In a couple of weeks, hubby and I will take a drive to another area and it will be interesting to see what the colors have been there; I do know that whatever color is left will be subtle, we could even get snow. 
I hope you have a day filled with color.
Blessings, Noreen


  1. Beautiful photos. That one "trees on fire" is brilliant. MOM and I are going on a very long hike today. It involves trekking poles so you know it is going to be good. I love that MOM takes Mondays off. Hope your day is filled with joy and beauty.

  2. We have so much color in the mountains that everyone is shocked by it. The trees in the valley are just starting to change. We've got a change in the weather heading our way on Thursday so we'll see how that goes! Have a wonderful day!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Wow, those are some gorgeous photos. I love the colors. Things are changing...Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind thoughts. Your background is so cute. Happy Monday.

  4. Beautiful pictures Noreen, and beautiful grand babies too! Colorado sure is beautiful. We made it as far as Colorado Springs several years ago on a road trip when the kids where younger.

    You know, we actually have elk here in the northern mountains of Pa. too. They are beastly creatures aren't they?

    Blessings to you

  5. Beautiful! Glad you got to go and see it all. HUGS

  6. Breathtaking photos ... especially the one with the trees on fire. We saw so much devastation from the beetles when we were in RMNP two years ago ... heartbreaking that there's still such devastation. As much as we love, love, love the beach, we definitely want to make another trip to Colorado ... in the meantime, I'll "settle" for seeing the majestic sights in your pictures.

  7. Gorgeous fall photos, Noreen! And yes, the trees do look like they are ablaze. Just lovely images that you have shared with us.

    Still hot here in Northern Cali....but the temps should be in the 80's this weekend....ahhhh.


  8. Great pics! We were in Estes Park over Labor Day this year. It is sad to see the death of the pine trees; the aspens are stunning though!


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