Cottonwood Leaves and Tiny Tram

Fall Cottonwood Leaves and Distant Tram

Probably the last of the fall color for this year (sob!). I took this photo on the aptly named Cottonwood Springs Trail at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. The light was hitting that teeny tiny tram car just right.

Last Sunflower Bud

Sunflower Bud

I think I may have mentioned before that there’s virtually no form of sunflowers that I don’t totally love. This little bud was one of the very last this year, I’m sure. I saw it on Halloween in the Rio Grande Bosque (northwest Albuquerque).

Rio Grande Bosque and Sandias

Rio Grande Bosque and Sandias

A lovely fall day along the Rio Grande as it runs through Albuquerque, surrounded by changing cottonwoods and with the Sandia mountains in the background.

Jemez Halloween

Jemez Halloween

Happy Halloween and/or Dia de los Muertos (whichever you prefer)!

Perea Nature Trail

Fall Colors Along the Perea Nature Trail in San Ysidro

I took a little stroll along the Perea Nature Trail (outside San Ysidro) late yesterday afternoon and thought the colors were especially pretty, with lots of yellow cottonwoods, orange salt cedar, and other vegetation. I know it’s not politically correct to like salt cedar — it’s a non-native, invasive species — but it sure is pretty in the fall.

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