A Taste of Autumn in the Wasatch Mountains….

I spent several hours hiking the trails and mountainsides of Little Cottonwood Canyon this past Sunday…and was amazed at the sights that greeted me with nearly every turn of the trail….  I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my corner of paradise, courtesy of the Wasatch Mountains, just east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


58 responses

  1. These colors are incredible! What a wonderful adventure for you. Thank you for bringing it to us. 🙂

    September 27, 2012 at 7:36 am

    • Thank you, Ginny…and it is always a wonderful adventure out there…and you’re most welcome for sharing it, too. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

  2. Victoria

    How pretty the mountains look with that lovely Autumn leaf colour.
    No wonder you spend so much time hiking in the area. No matter what the season, there’s always a lovely panorama around each turn of the trail.

    September 27, 2012 at 7:38 am

    • Very pretty, Victoria…and yes, it’s no wonder that I’m out there so often…it’s my own little paradise.

      September 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

  3. Wow! I’m on the east coast right now so am missing this. Glorious photos, Scott.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

    • Thank you, Rona…hurry home so you don’t miss out on all of it. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:44 am

  4. Beautiful autumn colors

    September 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

    • They sure are, Yvonne…thank you. 🙂

      September 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  5. Nice. We don’t get much reds near this corner of paradise; mostly aspens and evergreens. But the grasses usually go reddish.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:50 am

    • Thank you, Emilio…funny how two areas that can share so much sometimes don’t share other things…have you returned from your cruising adventures?

      September 28, 2012 at 6:47 am

      • Yeah . . . but swamped with work and catching up with stuff at home. Plus Melisa has been sick (cold or flu, but regardless very bad) all week. I’m still trying to catch up to all the blogs I follow, and perhaps I can start blogging again this weekend.

        . . . vacations really mess things up!

        September 28, 2012 at 6:52 am

        • “Swamped with work and catching up with stuff at home…” seems to be what we always get when we come back from vacation. Hope you had a good time to make-up for what was waiting for you when you got back. Was your wife sick on the cruise or just after you guys got home?

          I think I saw that you had a new post (or two?)…have been doing a bit of catch-up myself…will be visiting soon.

          September 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          • She got sick on the last day of travel, right after we got home. Pretty bad. Did not affect me, but my alien physiology is likely resistant to strains of viruses which affect humans.

            And yes, I be gots a few posts in this weekend . . . stuff from late June and early July.

            September 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

          • Well maybe you could get your wife an infusion of some of your antibodies or something that will give her a little more immunity to our pathogens here…. 😉

            October 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

          • I wish it would work like that; I would be able to make a lot of money. No, the side effects would be quite detrimental . . . she would become more Emilio-like, and basically turn into an insufferable bore.

            October 1, 2012 at 6:56 am

          • Well…. 😉

            October 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

  6. You’ve got nice color there. It looks like you’re a bit ahead of us.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

    • It is rather remarkable, Allen…and it seems to be at least a month early, if my memory serves me correctly. This is only my third Fall in the area, but it’s definitely early. I’ve heard that the colors change sooner when it’s been a particularly dry summer…maybe you have some thoughts on that with your gardening interests/knowledge…?

      September 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

  7. Beautiful!

    September 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

  8. James O.

    Man, that’s beautiful.

    September 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

    • Very much so, James…thank you.

      September 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

  9. Wonderful colours Scott. Are these early? Or is it because you are up high here in the mountains and the Fall starts earlier?

    September 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

    • Thank you, Andy…the colors do seem to be a bit early, even to my limited experience of having lived here for only a couple of years. I’ve heard that the colors change early and are even a bit brighter when it’s been a very dry summer…don’t know how true it is, though.

      September 28, 2012 at 6:52 am

  10. Beautiful colors Scott!

    September 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

    • Thank you, Nancy. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

  11. Breathtaking….. funny, I don’t remember quite so much red from my time there. They must have added it just for you! 😉

    September 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

    • It is breathtaking, Gunta…and I don’t know…with all of the hearts that I seem to find up here, little love-notes from Nature, maybe they did add it just for me. 😉

      September 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

  12. Such beauty!. I felt cheerful when I saw those colors.

    September 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    • Thank you, Pattu…I’m very happy that my pictures could make you feel cheerful…how very nice. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:55 am

  13. Jenny Trozell

    Amazing colours!!!

    September 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • Thank you, Jenny…I so agree!

      September 28, 2012 at 6:55 am

  14. Gosh, the gentleness is so lovely. Gorgeous colours and images, Scott.

    September 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    • It does have that feel, doesn’t it, Karen…? I’m happy that I could bring them home and share them here…

      September 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

  15. Phenomenal colours Scott. Simply Beautiful. 🙂

    September 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    • Thank you, Ian. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

  16. Nut Balls

    Autumn truly has become my favorite season after living here. Spring is fantastic, but it’s not quite…this. Beautiful, beautiful…

    September 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    • There is something rather wonderful about it now, isn’t there, Nate? Beautiful…beautiful…. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 6:58 am

  17. Wow, that is so stunning. Our forests and bush don’t change colour in the season, they are green all year round.

    September 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    • Enough to make one’s jaw drop…wonderful colors. I understand the colors not changing, Leanne…we saw very little of that in the desert where I lived before moving up here….

      September 28, 2012 at 6:59 am

  18. Bella Remy Photography


    September 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • Thank you, Bella. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

  19. For me, it’s the split-leaf maple shot, Scott. Superb.

    September 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    • I love that one, too, Gary…so striking. Thank you.

      September 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

  20. Incredibly beautiful, Scott! I think I saw on the news tonight that there was a snowfall there today too!

    September 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    • Thank you, Terry…and yes, we did get some snow up in the mountains yesterday (or two days ago?). I read that we received about six inches up around Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Would love some more…and more. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

  21. Awesome! For someone like me,living in hot country like India,these colours are amazing!

    September 28, 2012 at 12:48 am

    • They’re stll amazing to me, too, Sonali…. And thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

  22. These colorful fall leaves are so pretty. They’re more of a delicate looking foliage than I was accustomed to seeing in North Carolina. I like these colors better. Softer interspersed with evergreens. I love the shape of maple leaves!

    September 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    • These maples are incredible with their colors, George…and the leaves are a bit smaller than similar trees that I remember from being a youngster in S. Carolina.

      September 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      • The Blue Ridge Mountains show much deeper colors where I grew up in NC. At least, that’s my memory of them. Didn’t know you lived in SC. I have relatives in Rock Hill. I grew up between Shelby and Marion, in the Piedmont area of NC. Small world! 🙂

        September 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        • I’ve seen pictures from there over the years, George…beautiful country. I lived there for just under two years…or so…. And yes, it’s a bit of a small world. 🙂

          October 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

  23. Your leaves are so colorful! Our area is still mostly green. What a setting for a walk.

    September 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • I think we’re a bit drier down here (up here – elevation?)…maybe causing the color change a bit earlier than usual. And yes, quite a setting for a walk. Thanks for visiting, Josh…

      September 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  24. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous color. Love these!!!

    October 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    • Thank you, Naomi. 🙂

      October 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

  25. ahhhhh…aren’t those mountains just spectacular! Great autumn shots!

    October 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    • They are indeed, Fergiemoto…thank you. 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:52 am

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