Afternoon sunlight filters through trees
and dances atop the lake like twinkling diamonds.
In the distance,
peaks above the tree line with their pockets of snow that stayed all summer
add to the beauty and feeling of remoteness
the trill and rat-a-tat-tat of birds create the soundtrack.
I love autumn. Aspen leaves changing from green to shades of yellow that dance and catch the sunlight in ways the delight. But in Colorado, the calendar may say October 10th, but winter demands attention.
The day before was 75, today 10/11, is 40 and the warmth of the sun fierce. But the warning of winter coming is clear.