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Posts From The Road: Shades Of Gold

on October 20, 2019 - 7:38am

A Mixed Bag: An assortment of color and hues are seen on a hillsidenear Carbondale, Colo., showing aspens in various stages of transformation from summer to winter. Photo by Gary Warren/

Getting Close: The base of a group of aspen trees near Breckenridge, Colo., shines with gold leaves on the trees and many gold leaves cover the ground. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos
For those of us who live in the Rocky Mountain West, the changing color of aspen leaves is a sure sign that summer is fading and fall is upon us.
The fall color is a mixed bag in the Colorado Rockies this year. One stand of trees might show green foliage, bright gold foliage, or no foliage at all. Perhaps some of the trees just can't wait for the winter snow and cold!
Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Beaver Lake: A hillside by Beaver Lake near Marble, Colo., is near peak color. Photo by Gary Warren/

Telluride Color: The aspens in and around Telluride, Colo., are seen in their best gold. This view shows off the shades of color near downtown with  decayed remains of a mine in the lower right portion of the photo. Photo by Gary Warren/

Blazing: The brilliant gold foliage shines against a darker canyon wall in Telluride, Colo. Photo by Gary Warren/