Here in the Rocky Mountain west, we don’t get the range of fall colors a lot of other regions around the US and the world enjoy.
Yes, it is true: our aspen trees are a magnificent sight to behold, with the leaves stirring in the slightest breeze against the backdrop of our clear, azure skies.
I’ve got a few aspens in my yard, but they haven’t started turning yellow yet (thank god, fall [leading to winter] is coming on too fast)!
So, in Denver, we have a lot of golden fall color. But, the reds and oranges I’ve loved in my former Massachusetts and Washington state gardens are missing here.
All of this, plus the fact that I love berries on plants, explains why I am in love with my Virginia creeper, spread across my redwood arbor, right now. You must overlook the insect-eaten leaves of the few remaining green leaves, and just admire the colors of the blue berries and the reddish leaves. I love this effect.
Farewell, summer…it seems like we hardly knew you!