Blue skies and golden aspens, that's what Fall is made of, right? :) If I could hang out with photographers and bloggers every weekend I would be over the moon. Hiking out next to the water, stopping to take photos, getting lost under the swinging branches of golden aspens, and laughing until we can laugh no more.

Meg and Beth had planned a few specific outings while we were visiting and Crystal Lake was one of them. It was absolutely beautiful; the temperature was just right, we had bright blue skies, and beautiful golden aspens. I totally stole this quote from Meg's insta, because it's just put so well.

"And all at once (they never knew exactly how it happened) the face seemed to be a sea of tossing gold in which they were floating, and such a sweetness and power rolled over them that they felt they had never really been happy or wise or good, or even alive and awake before. And the memory of that moment stayed with them always, so that as long as they both lived, if ever they were sad or afraid or angry, the thought of all that golden goodness, and the feeling that it was still there, quite close, just around the corner or just behind some door, would come back and make them sure, deep down inside, that all was well.” -The Magician's Nephew

We had the best time snapping photos. I took pictures of Beth. Beth and Amy took pictures of me. Amy took pictures of Meg. Meg took pictures of Amy. We laughed, we learned, and we loved every minute of it.

One of the best things about visiting Colorado was getting to spend time with Beth, Meg, and Amy. I learned so much, was inspired in so many ways, and I laughed until I couldn't laugh anymore. xoxo. Samantha

Photo Credits: Elah Tree ||  Oak + Oats || A Love Photography