Monday, September 07, 2009
Autumn has arrived on the mountain. It's amazing how much can change in one week's time. Golds and reds are visible, and temperatures of 42 degrees F. at night sends one in search of an extra quilt or two. The transition from summer to autumn comes with subtle color changes and amazing variances in the sky, as clouds and sunshine argue back and forth for prominence. Sometimes the sunshine wins, and at other times the rain and hail. Firewood gathered for winter days back home; an effort in teamwork between father and son. And the early morning hours were graced with more than an hour of bugle chorus as bull elk called back and forth from ridge to ridge. Relaxation and work. Refreshment.