The aspen trees are yellow, bright yellow and with the slightest breeze, quiver like a giant windchime creating a light rustling sound, like small pieces of paper blowing in the wind. It’s called “quaking” and can only be heard at this time of year when the leaves are drying and ready to leave the aspen tree for the forest floor. There, they slowly rot into the earth and create the fertile soil that supports the beautiful Columbine flowers in the spring.
Here are a few shots from my hike yesterday. I am in Telluride for a couple of days away from the ranch. Enjoy.