The Rocky Mountain maples in the Manzanos were a blaze of color a few weeks ago.
They aren’t the official tent rocks of the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, simply a few of the many generic tent rocks dotted all over the Jemez, with an accompaniment of yellow aspens.
The scrub oak turned really, really early this year, even before the aspens. Backlit scrub oak in the foreground; in the background, across the canyon, you can see a line of yellow aspens as well.
Aspens in Holy Ghost Canyon (Pecos) a few weeks ago. Most were just starting to turn, with one very conspicuously leading the way.
Panchuela Creek, a lovely little stream in the Pecos Wilderness. I can’t wait to go back.