It’s funny how the shortening days have played havoc with my good intentions to do a Friday Foto Talk this week. But by next Friday it will be different, promise. This is the area I’ve been hanging around lately. Because it’s so darn beautiful! It is an arm of the San Juan Mtns., themselves a part of the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Telluride is just the other side of those mountains.
I was hoping the aspens would still be going here but I didn’t have very high hopes. What a great surprise: they were in their spectacular peak! I’m not one to be on the hotline as far as these things go; I’m sure there’s an app for it. I’d rather be surprised. And I don’t want to avoid going to a place I know is lovely, fall colors or not, based only on some narrow-focused recommendation off the internet.
This was captured atop a ridge when the sun finally cleared the storm clouds lingering over the higher part of this range, which is out of view to the left. I climbed atop this rock and used it and the nice pinyon pine as foreground. I think this image has everything the Rockies are: rugged mountains, golden aspens, pinyon pines and lichen-encrusted metamorphic rock.
I’ve been exploring this area more completely than I have in the past. In fact, I’m right now burning daylight! Since this is my last full day here, I am going to finish this post, stop watching football, and drink the beer I ordered faster than I want to. Hello golden hour! Have a great week everyone.