I’m a Hoosier. I grew up with four seasons, all very distinct and Autumn was always my favorite. When I was young my friends and I would rake up enormous piles of leaves for the sole purpose of diving into them like a swimming pool. We would burrow through them not once considering the insects and parasites that might be dwelling there. And then my parents would burn them and the smell was intoxicating; to this day it’s still my favorite scent.
In 2010 we moved to Texas and although there are a great many things I love about the Lone Star State it’s lack of proper seasons is not one of them. For four years I mourned the absence of colorful leaves falling from the trees and crunching under my feet only to later be burned, filling the air with that Heavenly scent. So when we took off on our traveling life one of the things I hoped for was to again meet my old friend, Fall. But I didn’t expect it in New Mexico. If you had asked the Indiana me what I thought New Mexico was like I would have said a vast desert. And it’s true that there’s a lot of that kind of landscape, but the Four Corners area isn’t one of them. As the weather started to cool the trees began to change and although they are lacking the reds and oranges that I’m used to the yellows are brilliant! When the light hits them just right they look as though they have been set ablaze. They are perfectly beautiful.
Here are some photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
I love the orange of pumpkins!