Autumn’s leafy pyrotechnics dazzle in Kananaskis Country

COFFEE WITH WARREN, with Warren Harbeck
Cochrane Eagle, September 29, 2016

Golden aspen and crimson wild rose leaves glow against a backdrop of deep green conifers and snow-kissed mountains as seen from the Village Rim Trail in Kananaskis Country on an autumn day.
Photos by Warren and Mary Anna Harbeck

Fall is more an event than a season in our part of the country – an all too short event spectacular like the fireworks at the close of a Canada Day celebration. Mary Anna and I took in this year’s climax in Kananaskis Country during our annual autumn jaunt last Friday.

As we strolled along the Village Rim Trail, the air rich with the flavour and scent of autumn, the feel and sound of leaves beneath our feet evoked childhood memories of kicking piles of leaves on the way to school.

It was the view, however, that especially dazzled our eyes and souls. Embraced by the snow-kissed mountain grandeur of Old Baldy, The Wedge and Mount Kidd, we quickly fell under the pyrotechnic spell of the crimson and golden leaves that rose from the ground like Roman candles.

But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So I’ll let three of our photos tell the rest of the story.


© 2016 Warren Harbeck

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