Every once and awhile an elk will stray past our trail camera. Here are two cows that did just that a few days ago. The aspen trees are changing color, the grasses are going dormant, the crispness is in the air, the elk are bugling, the wild rose bush leaves are turning yellow and loaded with rose hips, all signs that fall is in full swing. I don't know which I like better - the smells of fall or the color change. All tell us that it won't be long until snow is falling and we start the grind of clearing it away so we can get around outside safely. Time to go over our winter preparedness list one more time and make sure all is done but in the meantime I think I will just lay in the hammock in the back yard and enjoy what the day has to offer.