Late Fall Canopy

An image from another time and place, sitting in the draft folder for nearly two years…it holds memories that are fresh with a crisp mountain air that rides with the iron smell of a coming snow…the sound of booted footsteps on a narrow trail…and a companion named “Solitude.”

Fall canopy on Pipeline Trail


20 responses

  1. A peaceful feeling

    November 11, 2015 at 8:07 am

    • Almost beyond words, Laura…..

      November 11, 2015 at 8:09 am

  2. Beautiful scene and description! I know it well.

    November 11, 2015 at 8:22 am

    • Thank you, Terry…I knew you would. 🙂

      November 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

  3. Wonderful walk down memory lane with you! Such a special time of year. Perhaps there’s snow in them there mountains by now?

    November 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

    • Memory lane, indeed, Gunta…I made so many of them on this trail. I can still it quite clearly in my noggin, images from throughout the year and its seasons. And yes, I am quite certain that there is snow in them there mountains now. My daughter mentioned in a post on Facebook last week that she was watching the snow fall in the valley up there, so I have no doubt that the mountains got some, as well. Ah, yes….memories…. 🙂

      November 15, 2015 at 9:53 am

  4. That looks like an inviting trail to follow. Solitude is a great companion on any trail!

    November 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    • Very inviting, Allen…with sweet Solitude…..

      November 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

  5. Such a gorgeous color palate, such a fun image.

    November 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    • I don’t know how these last few comments slipped past…but thank you, Charlie…those are some of my favorite colors.

      December 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

  6. I can hear the wind rattling those branches and the sound of your footfall…….and last flurry of dry leaves…very evocative Scott.

    November 12, 2015 at 1:23 am

    • Hello John, I think a ship must have swept me away or something, don’t know where I was not to answer these…. It was a sweet morning out on the trail…cool and crisp….

      December 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

  7. Beautiful picture Scott!

    November 14, 2015 at 3:07 am

    • Thank you, Adrian….and please forgive the rather tardy response. 😉

      December 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm

  8. Lovely, your feeling for the landscape is always so apparent. The trees here are leaning over to shelter you and send you down the path, to more sights…

    November 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    • I appreciate your kind words, Lynn…and yes, my heart is always right there with these photos…full of memories now, of course. This particular place looks wonderful under snow, as well. 🙂

      December 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  9. What a beautiful colour palette. How interesting: ‘the iron smell of a coming snow’. I shall be attentive to that sense the next time snow arrives here.

    November 19, 2015 at 7:05 am

    • Have you had any snow yet, Meanderer…to test your sense of smell? It’s something I remembered from my childhood and from living in Colorado as a younger adult…and something, too, that lived again during my years in Utah.

      December 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      • No snow yet, Scott. It has been extremely mild for December. We haven’t had any ‘proper’ frosts yet either. I shall be attentive to the smell if it arrives though.

        Was driving back from somewhere yesterday surrounded by crop fields and the smell of fresh damp earth came up very strongly; it was lovely!

        December 11, 2015 at 4:50 am

        • I will look forward to your report, Meanderer…and what a wonderful experience for you, to have the scent of the damp earth so richly around you…I treasure those moments…they strike me as similar to, yet entirely different, smelling the desert after a rain.

          December 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

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