Photographer's Note

Thought I'd try something a little different today. I went for a drive the other day to catch the fall foliage. While we don't have the great range of colors found in other regions of the states, we do have the beautiful aspen trees which emit this gorgeous golden color. I think everyone had my same idea this day as it seems like all of Colorado was out snapping pictures of these beautiful trees. Here is one of the pictures I was able to get, taken near Estes Park.

A little info about aspens: They are usually found at elevations between 5000-12,000 feet in the western United States and Canada (they can't grow much lower than that due to the mild winters). They usually grow to be around 80 feet high and has small, round leaves with flat stems. Often called "Quaking Aspens," it gets this descreptive due to its sound as it trembles in slight breezes due to its flat stems.

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