Marching along all clothed in white
watching o’er mountain meadows high.
Bathed in heaven’s soft morning light
framed against a bright cobalt sky.
Colorado, a place so free
between the mountains, trees and streams.
I close my eyes and I can see
October Aspen in my dreams.
The Season’s Finale is Underway
I went chasing aspen color these past few weeks and the venue was Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Place for Aspens @ 40°22’1.40″N 105°34’42.90″W
I tracked these golden trees from high on the Bierstadt Moraine (named for western landscape painter Albert Bierstadt) where the vista is sweeping…
Bierstadt Moraine Fall Vista Captured 1 October 2010 9:30am @ 40°19’19.47″N 105°37’24.40″W
More of Bierstadt’s Gold
to a solitary aspen glowing next to Alberta Falls…
The View at Alberta Falls Captured 20 September 1:10pm @ 40°18’12.88″N 105°38’16.03″W
Some form golden aspen atriums…
Aspen Atrium Captured 14 October 2010 9:27am @ 40°21’25.55″N 105°36’7.20″W
some reach for the sky…
Bierstadt Skyward Aspens Captured 1 october 2010 @ 40°19’14.49″N 105°37’26.02″W
some hide in the pines…
Behind the Pines
while others reach for the peaks….
Moraine Park Tree Stand Captured 14 October 2010 9:15am @ 40°21’33.52″N 105°35’53.94″W
Some groves form “golden sentinels” blazing with color on the outside…
Beaver Meadow Grove Captured 14 October 2010 11:15am @ 40°21’32.82″N 105°35’42.48″W
while offering more intimate light play on the inside…
Inside the Grove Captured 14 October 2010 9:30am @ 40°21’25.55″N 105°36’7.20″W
Light Plays in the Grove
Soon the season’s glorious finalé will end and the aspens will be completely “all clothed in white” leaving me with only my memories (and photos) until the first subtle notes of spring return.
Waiting for Spring’s Return on the Continental Divide 13 October 6:30pm @ 40°21’27.37″N 105°36’33.24″W
Tags: fall aspen, RMNP, Rocky Mountain National Park