Autumn Splendor

Mountain views from Twin Lakes (September 2013)

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~George Washington Carver~

As a tradition, my family embarks on a day-long drive up in the Colorado mountains each autumn to enjoy the changing leaves. One of our favorite drives is over Fremont and Independence passes. The mountain views and aspens donning their brilliant fall leaves never fails to amaze us. And this year was no exception. I’m excited to share a sampling of photos I took this last weekend and in years past of this stunning autumn drive. I hope you enjoy! :0)
Mountain views from along Fremont Pass (September 2010)

Mountain views from along Fremont Pass (September 2010)

Panoramic views from Fremont Pass

Panoramic Views from Fremont Pass (September 2013)

Sawatch Range near Leadville

Sawatch Range near Leadville (September 2013)

Twin Lakes in September 2010

Twin Lakes in September 2010

At Twin Lakes

My little guy at Twin Lakes (September 2013)

On the way up Independence Pass (September 2013)

On the way up Independence Pass (September 2013)

Winter has arrived atop Independence Pass (September 2013)

Winter has arrived atop Independence Pass (September 2013)

Short hike on the summit of Independence Pass

Short hike on the summit of Independence Pass (September 2013)

Tall aspens on the west side of Independence Pass (September 2013)

Forest Beauties ~ Tall aspens on the west side of Independence Pass (September 2013)

My little guy on a short hike along the Roaring Fork on the west side of Independence Pass near Aspen (September 2013)

My little guy on a short hike along the Roaring Fork on the west side of Independence Pass near Aspen (September 2013)

Golden aspen leaves (September 2010)

Golden aspen leaves (September 2010)

Leaves in transition

Leaves in transition

7 comments on “Autumn Splendor

  1. I just returned from Colorado where my daughter and many of our dear friends live. I miss the colors and beauty of the mountains, even the snow creates a freshness and beauty all its own. The thing I don’t miss is the cold.
    Thanks for sharing some wonderful shots!

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