Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Snapshot

It's coming!!  There's no stopping it now.   Autumn!  Fall!
It IS my favorite season, but at the same time,  we got such a late start on summer, I will miss summer. 
We leave our window open on summer nights  (small town, two story house) and I will miss the crickets and the katydids, the sound of the train whistle late at night, the rustle of the wind in the trees. 

But.... let's bring it on!!!    Falling leaves, the crisp air, being able to wear a sweatshirt while walking, football, apples, pumpkins....WOO HOO!!!!

We live in the high desert, which means, not many fall colors, because we don't have a lot of trees.  Well, let me rephrase that...we don't get the same type of fall color as the rest of you.   Last year, we took a walk up the canyon above our house  (about 5 miles out of town) and we got to walk thru this fall wonderland.   So far this year, the trees have not started to turn.  Maybe soon.... for now I leave you with the pictures I took last fall of "Water Canyon".

We have pretty falls in the High Desert.   Just different.

I am linking this to   Snapshot Saturday.
Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce from At Home with Books.  It's a fun weekly meme/blog hop, that just lets us all show off something fun to us.   The rule is tho, that the photo has to be taken by you or a friend/family member and  appropriate for all ages.  No photos off the Internet.















I love to see the carvings in the Aspen Trees.  I've never actually done it....I worry about what it does to the trees, although, it doesn't seem to phase them, as there are groves of trees all over in the canyons...with carvings.  Some very old.

You can click here to see the trees in my backyard.   

15 comments:

Paulita said...

Those trees look lovely in yellow. We leave our windows open at night too - one story house. I love to have them open in the fall even more and to snuggle under the blankets as the temperature drops.

Lisa said...

Those trees are absolutely stunning! What a glorious fall day!

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Alyce said...

Trees with white bark are my favorite - so pretty! The leaves haven't turned yet here in Oregon either, and I think the rains are going to hit before they get a chance to. Which means they'll just go muddy brown and then fall off the tree.

Jill said...

We live on the east coast now but spent six years in Las Vegas and I would love to see the few trees that did have leaves change. we would visit the nearby canyon and mountain to get more of a feeling of the change in seasons. I look forward to fall every year, but I think summer might still be my favorite season.

Pooch said...

Beautiful pix...looks like our Colorado Fall display.

:)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Beautiful!

Karen said...

Those are so pretty. I grew up in New England where there is tons of color. I'd like to go back sometime in the Fall.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very very pretty. I am ready for fall and crisp evenings. Winter...not so much.

Bev Hankins said...

I'm not usually a fan of yellow--but those trees are gorgeous! Love how you captured the tree graffiti too.

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Brenda said...

Love your pics Debbie. Are those Aspen???

Trish said...

Those trees look like there giving off their own light. Amazing!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Louise said...

How lovely your golden tones are- and a perfect balance to my spring!

bermudaonion said...

I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer. Those trees are gorgeous!

trooppetrie said...

I am new to your blog and just wanted to say these are beautiful pictures.

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