The beautiful and brilliant golden color of the aspen trees is a familiar sight to anyone living in the mountains of the western US. It is great family fun to have a fall picnic and have the kids run around and try to catch the falling leaves. Or as I have done here, after taking several photographs, I simply laid on the forest floor, watched and listened. The photo taken from this scene is in the Fall Colors Gallery.
Above the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and beyond the ski area, is a National Forest. But before getting to this public land, one must pass through 1.5 miles of private land. It is hard for me to imagine that this is someone’s view each day. Crested Butte has some of the most beautiful mountains and land in Colorado.
Sometime I’ll become all wrapped up in a particular scene and with nobody to pull me away, I will get way too involved in a not so special scene. The way these three aspen tree trunks fanned apart symmetrically with the other aspen trunks in the background seemed really special. I even returned to the same spot later in different light. Upon working on the photo days later I am now not so sure…. I think it may only be blog worthy…… if that. What do you think?