Fall Colors In The Four Corners
Once again summer has appeared in the rearview mirror. It seems to have been rather short this year. But, then again, I say that every year. With the changing colors of the leaves, it’s time to head for the high country. This year we only made the trek as far as Red Mountain Pass. It was certainly worth the journey.
There had been a dusting of snow the week before. Most of it had melted by the time we went there, but just enough to add some contrast. And to add a little nip to the air.
One of the wonderful things about the Four Corners region is that when the aspen have change color and their leaves have fallen, there are still the cottonwoods along rivers of the lower elevations.
The Aztec Ruins are elegantly framed by the intense yellow of the cottonwood trees and the crystal clear blue skies of New Mexico.
Ranches and farms dot the landscape between around Riverside, NM (between Cedar Hill and Bondad). Ponds and the river reflect the vivid autumn colors.
To see more photos of this season’s spectacular fall colors, please visit my Gallery.
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