Still early in the fall season, but a few leaves are showing their color ...
September 8, 2012 - As the header notes, it is still very early in the fall foliage season in Colorado. However,
there are enough trees, perhaps five percent of them, that are begging photographers like me to admire their colors.
On today's tour, I merely drove west from Buena Vista, Colorado on Chaffee County Road 306.
This is the road that leads all the way to Cottonwood Pass (elevation 12,126 feet)
on the Continental Divide. I invite you to view all of my photos of fall scenery here.
My first stop was at a group of aspens on the roadside. Truly, I'd say 90%-95% of leaves have not changed, but
there was this one spot with yellow leaves and touches of orange.
More yellow leaves.
My video among these leaves ...
A young aspen tree displays her beautiful fall foliage.
Colorado is mostly known for its golden aspen leaves. We really don't get as much fall color
as places like New England and the Appalachian region.
However, here and there, you might find an aspen displaying orange and red leaves like this one. :)
Closer to the town of Buena Vista, a cluster of cottonwood trees were showing bright yellow leaves.
Capturing a wider landscape photo wouldn't do, as nearly everything surrounding it was green, but I was happy with these close-up photos.