One of my all-time favorite views from the east side of the Sandia Mountains, this time in its fall clothing. (You can see the summer version here.)
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.
Turning aspens along Ellis Trail last weekend. I love the way their leaves shimmer and dance.
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.
And just like that, summer became fall last week. That I saw this blast of color at El Malpais is, well, surprising — most of the landscapes I’ve seen there are either bland or downright scary; almost never colorful.