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Friday, November 8, 2019

Nature Friday - A Second Autumn

One of my favorite things to do is to visit the desert just after our autumn at home has ended. We did that, and it was glorious, as Shyla is shouting into the purple sky.

Yellow flowers keep blooming until late in the desert, as you can see closest to the camera below. However, the cottonwood trees are even more spectacular. They are further away, at the base of the rock cliff.

It isn't easy to visit the cottonwoods on foot because it's bad to walk on the fragile desert floor. However, I found a few brilliant golden ones that I could get to easily.
By visiting the Utah desert, we can keep autumn going for a while longer.

Thanks to the LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday blog hop.


  1. Hari OM
    My, that yellow and blue - classic combo! YAM xx

  2. love it...and shyla looks fantabulous.. that would make a super wall poster!

  3. stunning views and that include the baying wolf dog Shyla

  4. What a heavenly place you explore often. Beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  5. Beautiful! I'm looking out my window at snow and bits of brown lawn and trees.

  6. Ever since you mentioned this summer's volcanic purple sky, we've watched sunsets more closely. Not obvious at this latitude. So spectacular in your photos!

    Cottonwoods in their glory!

    Chris from Boise

  7. I have never seen a Cottonwood in any season; however, fall if glorious!!!
    The sky,the rocks and the trees!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Looks fabulous and a combo of fall and summer.

  9. What a great idea to extend your autumn. Beautiful!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. What beautiful yellows, reds and blues!!

  11. I really never knew a desert could be so beautiful!

  12. Oh those cottonwoods are so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a beautiful place! No wonder you enjoy visiting it. Stay warm next week; it's sandals today, long underwear tomorrow.

  14. Oh I know what you mean - although I know your Autumn is usually shorter than mine, I would still love to be able to make a little trip to prolong it. Many years ago I thought if I ever became Fabulously Well-To-Do, I would follow Autumn around the globe. It's still a pretty nice fantasy!


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