Fall is a wonderful time of year! Temperatures cool. Leaves color and fall. The air is full of the scent of cedar smoke and decaying leaves. Balloons rise! Life slows a bit. Autumn is a great time to travel or just to sit.
This photo was taken in October of '99 in Northern New Mexico. I was traveling just to take photos and relax. I was on a back road one afternoon when I saw this little pond. I stopped and got out of the car. The aspen leaves were at their peak. The light was just right to be able to see the leaves reflected in the pond. I shot several photos. This was my favorite.
These leaves were growing in Fourth of July Canyon. I'd driven for over an hour south of Albuquerque in hopes of photographing the only maple leaves in New Mexico. Here they were in all their glory! The only problem was that the sky was overcast with the first snow of the season. I took this and a couple of other closeups using a flash. Snow started falling. The leaves fell and were gone until next fall.