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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn at Silver Lake

Autumn has come to the mountains, and the area of Silverlake, up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah is beautiful. Below, I'd like to share my photos from last year, as I don't think I could take any better were I to try again. Enjoy!

Mark took me for a walk up at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, to Brighten. There is a lake there, called Silver Lake, that has one of my favorite walking trails.

Plaques have been set out along the trail, offering facts about the plants and animals who make their habitat in this wetland.
The day was overcast and easy on the eyes. The explosion of gold among the aspens was a brilliant contrast to the dark green of the pines.
Several small streams lead to the lake. Ducks and fish are bountiful.
The trail consists of part boardwalk, part dirt path.
A beautiful Stellers Jay followed us around part of the lake, hopping from limb to rock to branch just ahead of us. Was he looking for a hand-out?

A noisy squirrel descended a tree trunk and let us have it with all her wrath for disturbing her rest. Alas, she was too quick for me to take a picture of her.
Isn't it glorious?

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With a happy, thankful heart,


Myrnie said...

Oh, how pretty!! We have very little autumn color here yet...I'm looking forward to it :)

Donnie said...

Lovely photo's. I'm with Myrnie- we also have very little color change yet, but it's coming slowly.

Marbel said...

Gorgeous photos; what a wonderful place.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful photos. What a marvelous place for a walk.

Alexandra said...

Like a picture postcard! Beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing.

Sybil said...

What a glorious place to be able to walk around in...the photographs are so beautiful Thank you for sharing. The autumn colours are all starting to show themeslves around here as well. Peter my neighbour brought me in bag of horse chestnuts yesterday. I place them in teh corners of the room as they seem to keep the spiders at bay !! well that's the theory anyway.
Love Sybil xx

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love Utah...I would move there in a minute if I could!