As summer wanes and begins to pass its torch to fall, the changing of the seasons is celebrated by nature with a display of color. Aspens, of course, lead the vanguard of this display. Where one aspen is wonderful to look at, a grove of aspens is breathtaking. Such is the case with this small cabin nestled in an aspen grove in Gothic, Colorado.
Gothic began as the usual mining town. Claims of riches to be found were made, and the rush was on. Growing quickly to 1,000 residents, like most mining towns, it declined just as quickly when the gold and silver played out. Unlike most such towns, however, Gothic was acquired by the non profit organization Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. The RMBL is dedicated to research and education in the biological sciences, meaning that Gothic is an unusual mixture of a ghost town featuring cutting edge science.
The aspens, however, are unaware of the history or current status of the town. They simply grow, without any interference by man. They respond to the changing of the seasons, and when fall comes, display their amazing autumn colors for all to see and be amazed by.