Colors change a couple of weeks later at our home in the Uinta Basin (5100 ft, 1550 m) than they do in the highest mountains, where fall was in full glory by mid-September. Our home aspens, above, wear gold in mid-October.
The cottonwoods (above) and elm trees along the creek behind the house are changing now.
We've followed autumn as it marches down from the mountains. Up high, the first snow has already fallen.
Winter is nigh.
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