Sunday, September 16, 2012

Falling in love with fall

It's fall y'all.

Football is once again on at my house (like, all the time), it is crisp and cold now in the mornings and evenings, and fall foliage is BACK. Hooray!

It's sometimes surreal that we have the Rocky Mountains in our backyard. Last fall we completely missed the gorgeous colors that the aspen trees turn this time of year up in the mountains. There is such a small window, literally just a few weeks, and once that cold-front comes through and officially welcomes winter- the leaves fall off and fall is OVER! Well this fall we were NOT going to miss it. We packed up the pups and kid and headed up the hill to visit Jeff's parents with a couple friends. And y'all, its seriously breathtaking. The drive itself was gorgeous enough, but we spent Saturday hiking in Aspen right outside of Maroon Bells and SERIOUSLY, it was the MOST beautiful thing I've ever seen.

[caption id="attachment_482" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Sun shining through the aspens. I mean, stop it.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Beautiful view of the side of the mountain.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_484" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Goldenrod yellow.[/caption]

So, it's official. I've fallen in love with fall. Something about this time of year is just...warm and fuzzy. Its pumpkin spiced candles, crock pot winter soups, and UGGs replacing flip flops. It's FALL y'all, and I'm in love.

[caption id="attachment_488" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The original three.[/caption]

Happy week...

*** Aspen-bound? This hike is a must: Cathedral Lake ***

1 comment :

  1. Love these pics, what fun! You won't have that view when you move to KC (subtle hint).


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