Autumn at Yellowstone Creek
by Ricky Tims
I love autumn in Colorado - the colors are magnificent and the mountains are majestic!
Autumn at Yellowstone Creek by Ricky Tims 2003
Detail of Autumn at Yellowstone Creek by Ricky Tims 2003
My favorite time of year in Colorado is Autumn. The colors are magnificent and the mountains are so majestic. I was inspired by the Fall foliage of the gamble/scrub oaks when I first discovered the ranch that I now live on.
I took the photo (shown above) in the Fall of 2003. Do you see the eagle head on the mountain in the distance? This was taken 15 years before the fire of 2018 that burned all of the land you see here. The photo became the inspiration for a quilt that I started soon thereafter. It is a small quilt (about 17” x 20”), and is heavily textured with thread. Autumn Rock (located on my ranch) is the largest rock formation in the distance, in the center of the image. The fabrics are hand-dyed.