First snowstorm of the winter. And it's very, very early this year. Last year, we made it through October and more than half of November before the snow came. Fall was lengthy and lovely, the colors so bright and strong. Since it lasted so long, I saw some of my plants change color that I didn't even realize they did so.
This year, it's a different story. And although it will be relatively warm tomorrow, the color will be gone. Such is October in Colorado.
(Photographs copyright Mark Taft.)