Archive for the ‘Autumn leaf color’ Tag

View of Tanque Verde Wash On New Years Eve, 2017   5 comments

View Across the Wash-0795 blog -IIView South Across the Tanque Verde Wash from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Desert Colors

The warmest year on record
finally experienced a hard freeze
on a clear December night
when the cold mountain air
pushed aside months of hot desert air — 
cold enough to bring out the autumn colors
of the cottonwoods and sycamores
near the Tanque Verde wash
this last day of 2017.


— kenne

Autumn   Leave a comment

Fall Colors 2014-4253_blogImage by kenne


Sun smudge on 
the smoky water

— Archibald MacLeish

Early Signs Of Fall On Mt. Lemmon   4 comments

Images by kenne (Click on any image for larger view and slideshow.)

Oh, to be alive

when fall miracles

flourish for hiking

in the mountain’s

crisp morning air —

trail rocks

turning underfoot,

wildflower’s color vanishing

as nature’s

baton is passed

to towering trees

now showing their

kaleidoscopic colors

gently waving

beneath the blue sky 

with joyful

interpretation by all

disregarding her

gesture of farewell. 

— kenne

(Overnight temps near freezing are beginning to bring on the mountains fall colors — much more to come.)


Autumn Colors on Mount Lemmon Near The Ski Slopes   12 comments

Aspens On Mount Lemmon — Images by kenne

A week ago the Monday Morning Milers the Aspen Train on Mount Lemmon. It was a perfect time for seeing the autumn colors in the mountain woods.


(Click on any of the thumbnails for a large view of the gallery.)

Autumn Leaves Near A Mountain Spring   10 comments

Aspen Trail On Mount Lemmon — Images by kenne

Fall leaves near a spring

Adding moisture to color

Brighter to the eye.



Living In The Desert Only 45 Minutes Away From Autumn Colors   12 comments

Hiking In The Autumn Colors of Mount Lemmon — Images by kenne

Many of the bloggers I follow have posted beautiful images of autumn colors. They live in areas known for their autumn colors, one of nature’s best shows.

Living in the Sonoran Desert can limit one’s opportunity to capture images of the fall colors. However, many of the summer and fall trials we hike are in the Santa Catalina Mountains, which now have plenty of autumn colors.

Yesterday the Monday Morning Milers hiking group took to Sunset Trail on Mount Lemmon to experience autumn in its full regalia. 

Autumn is about color
Red, yellow, green and blue
Does it matter?

 My favorite color
May not be yours –
Does it matter?

 Autumn leaves
May contain yours –
Does it matter?

 A favorite season
May not be yours —
Does it matter?

 When three are gone,
Green stays around –
Does it matter?


Does it matter?

Does it matter?

Does it matter?

— kenne


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