Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- October 5, 2016

From the brilliant orange colors, you might think this picture was taken in New England, but it wasn't.  A Wednesday in Wyoming post can't have a picture taken in Vermont or New Hampshire, can it?  This is a scene from the Medicine Bow National Forest just west of Centennial, Wyoming.

Have you heard of aspen gold?  That's the color most aspens turn each fall.  These are aspens, but -- as you can see -- they're not gold.

Why are they orange this year?  It could be the result of the drought we've had this summer, which can increase the concentration of the pigments that make leaves turn colors each fall.

Whatever the reason, the sight was beautiful.

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