Fall Coming to an End

At the highest elevations, the leaves have largely left the trees (this picture is from 6400 feet (almost 2000 meters))

But we still have some color at the lower elevations (this from around 3500 feet (1000 meters)).

And you can see the contrast - bare branches with muted colors behind.

Our favorite tree in our field has just passed peak, but is still beautiful (since we gave it in every other picture, the elevation here is 4750 feet - almost 2000 meters).

Regardless of the elevation or brilliance of colors, sometimes you just have to watch the beauty around us.

26 Comments

  1. The Army of Four on October 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    HA ROO ROO ROO! I LOVE that last picture! Err… the leaves are real cool, too. But I LOVE that last picture!!!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  2. Swimtaxi on October 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Stunning landscape.

  3. Sagira on October 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Where did the summer go? Seems like just yesterday you were posting the photo of the last snow.

  4. Samantha on October 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful shots, I really like the last one – I could sit there a while with my two looking at that scenery.

  5. Ben on October 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Hello Herd-
    It was just starting summer when we last passed by to say hello. Thanks for sharing the fall colors, our momma misses them so. Then remind her next comes snow and she misses them less. BOL!!!
    Ben and the fellas

  6. Ruby's Raiser on October 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    That is, indeed, a most beautiful tree. Sometimes, you just have to follow The Herd’s advice and take time to enjoy the view.

  7. Ricky on October 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    You live in such a beautiful place! Guess the Herd will be excited when the snow starts to fall!

  8. Honey the Great Dane on October 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I just love the autumn colours!

  9. NCMountainwoman on October 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Lovely photographs. I suspect that you are being pelted with the heavy rains and high winds as well. It’s really doing a number on the remaining leaves.

  10. Kari on October 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Its beautiful to look at a full year of pictures staring your favorite tree and see all the changes 🙂

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  11. Clive on October 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Fabulous photos – we really enjoyed them.

  12. Rachel on October 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Oh how I’m gonna miss the Fall… next up, cozy fires!

  13. Sammie, Avalon and Mom on October 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Had NO idea you had elevations that high there!!! How ignorant am I? Should have known with the ski area there! Tis beautiful to watch the seasons as they change. Thanks for sharing from each elevation!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  14. The OP Pack on October 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Gotta love that last photo – great catch.

    We still have lots of green-leaved trees. Mom is hoping they start to turn and fall so she can get started on the Christmas lights before it is too cold for her hands.

    Beautiful photos of your beautiful area.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. The Luke on October 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Fall is our favorite season of the year, I fink. And O how we love your colors… specially in the last photo! Beauty…!

    wif love from the Luke

    P.S. The elevation here is 82 feet.

  16. Sage on October 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Fall is such a beautiful time of year! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Mochi & Bali on October 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Great pictures! Especially that last one! 🙂

    Mochi & Bali

  18. Ryker on October 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Yup, the last one is the most Beautiful!

  19. Dennis the Vizsla on October 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

    “Squirrel!!!”

  20. jack & moo on October 27, 2010 at 10:33 am

    gorgeous! Especially love that last one. 🙂

    The ocean keeps the coast warmer, so ours are just hitting peak now. Plus we don’t have nearly so many deciduous trees like we did back in OH. Thanks fur sharing your pics, very very beautiful.

  21. Anna the GSD on October 27, 2010 at 10:11 am

    So pretty!! Soon you’ll have snows!!!

  22. KB on October 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

    It’s fun living in such a vertical area, isn’t it? Just like for you, the leaves are gone here at my house but still looking gorgeous 3000′ below us in town. I love it.

    The last photo is GREAT! Is that Rusty propped on the human shoulders? I still can’t recognize your pack from the back.

  23. Houndstooth on October 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! We had fall color until the storm blew through here the last couple of days. I think everything not bolted down blew away. At least it did here in our yard!

  24. Khyra on October 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Furry nice pikhs!

    Of khourse, woo didn’t inkhlude the Siberian elevation in the last pikh!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and The Golden Khousins

    • Carolyn on October 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

      Oh what lovely pictures! The last one is the best of all, with one of the redheads balanced on your(?) shoulders.

      Khyra beat me to the funny though, darn it! lol

  25. Sam on October 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Very pretty pictures. I’ve never lived where leaves turn and trees lose their foliage. It’s amazing to me such photos!

    Sam

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