kissed by snow
It is said that the first snow in northern New Mexico usually happens on Halloween. The snow was a bit early this year, as it began gently falling during the night after a very civilized, rainy Sunday. Thank you, Tropical Storm Rosa! Leaves and flowers left in the garden were kissed by the snowy dusting. Although the sky is still solidly overcast and, photographically, leaving a flat, mostly uniform light, it also allows some of these holdouts to shine.
The aspen still have golden leaves that hold snow crystals.
An autumn serviceberry bush just began its own color show this week.
Some new flower stalks appeared in the purple sage and are also dotted with snow.
The gallardia or blanket flowers have had an extraordinarily long bloom season this year. The blossoms now nod downward under the wetness.
Gallardia seed pods are like painted buttons in the snow, waiting for the goldfinches and juncos to pull them apart.
Thanks to everyone who explores my blog every Monday and those who commented in the last several weeks, including Peggy, Wayne, Catherine, Elida, Steve, Terry, Sara, and Dianne!
until next Monday,
a passion for the [email protected]
Keywords: aspen., blacks crossing photography, daryl a. black, flowers, leaves, nature, new mexico, photography, snow, taos
White powder on colorful foliage is always attractive. Nice
Your Gallardia we always called Firewheel.
Thank you Daryl...these are exquisite, showing the nuanced colors of the "First Snow". True visual poetry!
Thank you for interpreting late summer into autumn's colors and feel.
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