The mix colors of yellow and orange paint the hillsides of Rocky Mountain National Park.
The color of Aspen trees is gorgeous in fall. It also plays an important role in the ecosystem as food for elk, deer, beavers, and a number of other rodents living under and around their distinctive white trunks.
Aspen trees are stems of one plant. All these connected aspen stems, known more accurately as a clone, turn color and lose leaves in the fall in unison because they are one plant.
It was such a treat to capture nature’s colorful display.