Rocky Mountain High
I’m not sure what part of Colorado John Denver had in mind, although I expect it was, well, a more mountainous part than I’m in. But the clear, crisp air and the blue blue sky made a short walk pretty spectacular even in this populated part.
Fall aster, I think – still blooming under the imminent threat of snow.
Scrubby oaks, en route to brown
A pine tree with exposed roots, hanging onto the hillside for dear life
Seedpod from . . . what? A thistle?
A perch for a red-tailed hawk, now departed
Not a red maple, but nice in the afternoon sun
Feathered seedpods from another unknown plant
And with no walking required at all, a graceful ending to the day.