Summer's grasp let go a little early this year, on Labor Day to be exact, but fall has still been slow to show her colors. From the valley there is only a slight tinge of change in the foliage on the mountains above us, but higher in the canyon the change is more vivid where the change of season has colored a few of the gambol oak,
The months of summer have left the flora of the canyon parched and the results will be a brown and colorless autumn show. To see any of the the reds and golds of fall we will need to venture to the higher peaks.
As we walked around Silver Lake (my favorite pictures is the one at the
top of the post) it was easy to see that summer hold is lessening and
fall is slowly encroaching. The willows have begun turning to gold, but the aspens, the last trees to give way to
a color display have yet to show any change. The greenery, sky and water took over the spotlight.
The morning had been cool, but after breakfast at Silver Fork, the temperatures had warmed enough that wearing o'socks was a bit premature. No jackets were required as we strolled around the lake and the socks came off the minute we arrived back at the car.
Hopefully the fall will be long and beautiful and the toes can remain unclothed for awhile longer.
Oh and BTW, S is for Silver Lake and it might as well be for Shoes, too.