"I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song.
I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long
Time hurries on.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand."
~ Simon & Garfunkel -- 'The Leaves That Are Green'
"You learn to fly and if you can't then you just free fall ..."
~ Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore
The Gore Range wilderness in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains in autumn.
Autumn, descending from Borias Pass, a high mountain pass in the central Rocky Mountains, on the road toward Breckenridge, Colorado. Borias Pass, elevation 11,481 ft (3,499 m), is located on the continental divide. ---
A view of the Gore Range from the Acorn Creek Trail near Silverthorn, Colorado. It is a mountain range that runs for approximately 60 miles (100 km) northwest-to-southeast in north central Colorado from Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs to the Eagle River near Vail.
Great Blue Heron on the shore of Lake Mahkeenac north of the village of Stockbridge in western Massachusetts during late autumn.
Hiking the Acorn Creek Trail in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Aspens grow in large clonal colonies, derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers. New stems in the colony may appear at up to 98-131 ft (30-40 m) from the parent tree. Each individual tree can live for 40-150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived, and in some cases, estimated to have lived as long as 80,000 years.