Camas Meadows

Blog for Camas Meadows Lodge™. Located on Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve outside of Leavenworth, Washington. http://www.camasmeadowslodge.com All materials and photos copyrighted 2006-2011©

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October Fall Colors

This time of year high pressure cells occasionally weaken over eastern Washington and clouds and rain cross over the Cascade crest. The rain is usually followed by crystal clear blue skies, but it changes the mornings.

At Camas Meadows the moisture results in a meadow ground fog right at sunrise. This results in great views from the deck. Sip your morning cup of coffee and watch the sun begin to burn the fog away.

Quickly the sun rises. The fog burns off. The sky turns a deep blue. Mornings are always special at Camas.

This Sunday morning we took the 3.8 mile hike around the meadow to admire the fall foliage. Some of the unconventional aspen trees have taken a reddish tinge to complement the yellow color of their neighbors. We are not sure how the "yellow" aspens feel about this.

Of course, for the ponderosa pines green is the only color choice and they wear it year round. Fall at Camas Meadows is when the blues, greens, reds and yellows grace the landscape. The larch are also turning yellow showing their solidarity with the yellow aspens.

October is a very special time at Camas.

We are booked for Thankgiving and New Year Holidays. Christmas Week is still open. All other weekends are still available. Discover the magic that is Camas Meadows.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Fall Colors are Painting the Meadow!


Fall colors have arrived at Camas! Even the bull elk is strolling through the meadow admiring the fall foliage. Click on the photo above to better see the rack on the male of the herd.

Yesterday, a weather front finally crossed the Cascades and brought rain to Camas for the first time in several months. The mountains above Camas have the first dusting of snow. Today the clouds swirled around the peaks while the meadow was filled with patches of sun and the long shadows of autumn.

October has the fall colors, the deepest blue sky and the best skies for enjoying the night sky. The days are usually warm with temperatures peaking in the low 70's and mid 60's. The nights are getting cold with temperatures at the freezing mark. Perfect for enjoying a cozy fire at night.

The fall colors will be around for the most of the month. Peak fall color will be over by the next couple of weeks. Come and enjoy the meadow colors and Octoberfest in Leavenworth! The upcoming weekends are available, just waiting for your visit.