Autumn is magic here in the Eastern Sierra. The season usually begins by the middle of September and lasts until the second week of November. 2019 was a huge, almost ugly winter. The spring color change was late this year as the snow didn't really stop until late May. I have seen Lupines still trying to bloom in September! Because of the late winter snows, the autumn did not really start until the end of September, and in early October we had a serious cold spell which browned out the colors in the highest locations. That was a bummer for me, since many of my preferred spots are high in Rock Creek and in Bishop Creek Canyon. But that's the way photography works out. I was scouting yesterday, and the lower colors are just starting to shift. Here is one of the first images of the season.