Friday, November 26, 2010

Late Autumn - Up Close by Donna Duffy

Typha latifolia, commonly known as Cattail
Take advantage of the last warm(ish) days of Autumn by taking a hike in the foothills. On a recent morning on North Table Mountain outside of Golden, it was so quiet that all I could hear was the dry grasses rustling in the wind and birds in the distance. The morning light made everything golden. But don't delay - soon this will be a wintry scene!

Chrysothamnus nauseosus, commonly known as Rabbitbrush

Cirsium undulatum, commonly known as Wavy Leaf Thistle