Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck Welcome Autumn in Colorado

Yesterday, Wednesday, according to our calendar, was the first day of autumn.   Zeb and Soapy discovered autumn colors in the mountains.   We went to Echo Lake, near Idaho Springs, Colorado.   Driving down the road we admired the fall colors and the brilliant blue sky.

Driving we appreciate the colors and the vivid blue Colorado sky

Driving we appreciate the colors and the vivid blue Colorado sky

Of course, we had to look back and see the colors from the other direction.

Looking back

Looking back

Beautiful, isn’t it?   Looking through the trees, we saw the golden aspen leaves and the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Through the trees we admire aspen and rocky mountains

Through the trees we admire aspen and rocky mountains

Here we are at Echo Lake.

Echo Lake with reflection

Echo Lake with reflection

We loved the reflections on the water.   The gold aspens and the fluffy white clouds reflected on the lake made us smile.    It also made us hungry.   The restaurant in the Echo Lake Lodge provided us with a very tasty lunch.

Echo Lake Lodge and Restaurant

Echo Lake Lodge and Restaurant

We are so happy we live in Colorado.