Beginnings of fall color in Denver photographs

2011 Fall color in Denver
A few reddish leaves showed on this tree near 13th Avenue and Washington Street in Capitol Hill, Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)

If you read my tweets or my blog entries, you know I take a lot of pictures while I’m out walking my dog. In 2011 I was watching as autumn began to come to the foliage in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood every time I went out and found myself fascinated by the earliest signs. The first fallen leaves, the first small piles of leaves in the gutters, the first sprigs of changed leaves on otherwise-green trees…

The bicycle in the first photo was there for several weeks, tempting me to take a picture (I posted a toned black and white version earlier). Sadly, it disappeared, apparently forever, the day after I took the picture. I saw what looked like the basket laying in the gutter a block away a couple days later, but it was gone within hours as well.

2011 Fall color in Denver
Leaves are just beginning to fall around this parked bicycle in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
The sun highlights intermingled green and yellow leaves as autumn takes hold of Capitol Hill’s foliage in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
This tree shows just a couple leaves that have nearly made the transition and fallen off amid hundreds of still-green leaves. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
The first spray of yellow leaves poke through the rest of a trees branches in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
Freshly fallen leaves adorn the grounds of Capitol Hill’s St. John’s Cathedral in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
The color works from the edges in on the leaves of this maple on the grounds of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver’s Capitol Hill. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
Just a few yellow leaves signal this tree’s recognition of the coming winter at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)
2011 Fall color in Denver
A bee seeks the last bits of nectar from the season’s last late blooming flowers in sight. (Daniel J. Schneider)
  • Glynhaven

    Wow…!