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September 14, 2009

Filed under: life — Terry Wohlers @ 16:47

This is a favorite time of year for many. I like the crisp mornings and evenings and the changing colors. Brilliant patches of yellow become scattered across the Colorado Rocky Mountains as clusters of Aspen trees transition to a new season. The color helps make up for the countless evergreen trees that have been devastated by pine beetles.


American football also makes this time of year special, at least for some. There’s few ways that I’d rather spend a Saturday afternoon than to watch two college teams battle it out. Students and others of all ages join in to cheer their team to a victory. Sharing the fervor of supporting a team brings people together in a surprising way.  Where else would you receive an enthusiastic “high five” from a complete stranger?


Football and the changing colors and temperatures are signs that winter is not far off. This means snow, and hopefully a lot of it, in the high country. Football offers excitement that only a team sport can give, but it’s downhill skiing that provides an adrenaline rush like no other. It requires some gear, and the lift tickets are not inexpensive, but the reward is breath-taking scenery and exhilaration that I look forward to year after year.


With summer holidays and vacations behind us, autumn can be a busy time of year, especially if you are in school, or have kids who are in school. I urge you to break away from your hectic schedule to enjoy this time of year. I hope you live in place, or can easily get to a place, to witness the natural beauty that this season brings.