I suppose it’s possible that there’s some part of New Mexico that’s not beautiful this time of the year, but I definitely haven’t noticed it yet. This is a view of Los Brazos from above, taken a couple of weeks ago.
I think I can say with confidence that fall is coming unusually late to New Mexico this year. I took this photo of the Pecos River from the old bridge at Tererro just a few days ago. As you can see, the aspens are just starting to turn — and that was true across the board in that part of the Pecos Wilderness.
A friend and I scouted out a more or less hidden part of the East Fork — my absolutely most favorite body of water in the world (even if it is really small) — on Labor Day. We splashed through water and clambered over rocks and, even though I’m sure many consider us “older women,” got to feel like wildly intrepid explorers for a day.
Big Tesuque Trail as it makes its way through multiple aspen stands in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Those green leaves likely will have yellowed and dropped a month from now.
Sunflowers and coneflowers fill a meadow in the Sandia mountains.