Ohhhh, I’m so happy to report that Amy over at The World is a Book chose the ‘Colors of Autumn’ for this week’s photo challenge. Autumn is my absolute favorite season of the year. Since the summers in Colorado have gotten warmer and warmer over the years, the crisp, cool temps of this time of year are a welcome change.
For the first time in nearly 20 years of living in Colorado, we had the opportunity to spend an Autumn week in our beloved town of Crested Butte, CO. The rustic property where we normally stay, reached out to let us know a cabin opened up during the prime leaf peeping week of the season. So we took it! One good thing about COVID is that I can work anywhere as long as there is internet connectivity.
Our home away from home was this sweet little cabin below. We BBQ’d nearly every night, hung some sweet fairy lights for ambience, built fires and played a TON of cribbage. Of course I had to throw in a token image of our sweet Yogi with his new hairscut.
~There are two times of the year. Autumn and waiting for autumn~ (Instagram)
One of the most beautiful days of the year was spent on the trail below. It’s COVERED in Aspens. So many, I couldn’t stop taking photos. Every time we turned a corner, there was something spectacular to see.
~Be like a tree, and let the dead leaves drop~ (Rumi)
We spent one long afternoon mountain biking. Note to self, when a nearly professional mountain biker tells you about a good trail, don’t listen when he says it’s easy! Only one image was taken that day as I ended up walking my 35 lb bike about 7 miles of a 12 mile “ride”. The legs were so fatigued toward the end, I could hardly lift them off the bike, much less take photos.
The trail was absolutely gorgeous in the trees, very swoopy and chock full of rocks and roots. This is all I got on that brutal day. There was plenty of sweat on the lens so the image is a little fuzzy – you get the jest of it!
~Don’t stop be-leafing~ (Instagram)
At the end of every activity-filled day, this image pretty much sums up how we spent our time – cozied up under blankets in front of a fire (with a glass of wine in hand).
~Stay Cozy~ (Instagram)
Cheers to the best season of the year!
…i choose this…