First the Aspens then Cottonwoods. The first leaves to change their color are the high elevation Aspen trees, closely followed by the lower in altitude Cottonwoods of the rivers and streams.
New Mexico’s fall colors never disappoint, all one has to do is put down the phone and get out there. The following Aspen images were taken as I explored the high country of the Carson National Forest in the northern part of the state. Specifically, the drive was on Forest Service Road 91B, beginning at Hopewell Lake on Highway 64 and ending on Forest Service Road 111 at Highway 285 in Ojo Caliente. Nothing like the outdoors to replenish the soul.
The dark wet pavement and cloud cover allowed the Autumn colors to permeate the moist soft light.
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