Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall is Here!!

Today we took a drive up to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado to see the changing of the leaves! It is a big deal out here when the aspen trees turn to a golden color, and incredibly beautiful!



We took a short day trip up there and had lunch and even saw some fresh snow on the mountain tops! Since Leadville is at 10,200 ft elevation, it was quite cool and windy up there...I think at one point we got down to 49 degrees!
We rode through here two weeks ago when we were down in Aspen and here is what it looked like...



Here is what it looks like now...



Notice the fresh snow on top of the mountain and the golden aspen leaves...







Mt Elbert...the tallest mountain in Colorado, at 14,000+ feet elevation...the snow on the top was not there when we drove through 2 weeks ago!



Mt Massive...right beside Mt Elbert and just a few hundred feet shorter...





I just had to go feel the water...it was cold!











It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday! And next weekend we're heading back to the place where the beer flows like wine...hopefully we'll see even more of a change in the leaves!

A weather update for Boulder: it hasn't snowed here yet, but it has been in the low 40s and it snowed in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park (about an hour north of us) the other weekend about 2 feet! We can't wait to see some snow!!!

5 comments:

MPA said...

Beautiful, Allison. I'm glad you are seeing the Aspen's turn. That is the best time in CO. Hope you got to relax on your day trip.
Love, Mom

Pav said...

The pics are beautiful! Im using them as a background for the computers at work. PS - I will be calling you guys tonight. xoxoxo

PPS - I heard through the grapevine ms mandy has been sampling your food and says it super yummy!! :)

Pav said...

oh and i love new colors too for your blog - lovely fall change!

MPA said...

I'm still waiting for a picture of Chef Allison on the blog!! And some of the stunning & delicious pictures of your culinary creations

LABLUVER said...

GORGEOUS !!!
How I wish me and my camera could be there right now..! LOL
I am gonna have to make a trip there "some time"....
Love you guys
Aunt Betty