One of the fantastic animated fall images from: The Huffington Post The First Day of Fall of 2013.
Today is the first day of fall and I am loving it.
We experienced a huge harvest moon September 18th.
I love living where we have four distinct seasons. I think fall is my favorite time here in New Mexico. As the days and nights are cooling off, we get fantastic blue skies and beautiful white clouds.
|Sunflowers in the Manzanita Mountains|
|Soon my Cottonwood will turn golden (picture from last fall)|
|Copper Globemallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia|
|Indian Blanket/Firewheel Gaillardia pinnatifid|
White Honeysuckle Lonicera albiflora fruit
|Hartweg's Sundrops Calyphus hartwegii|
|Yellow Columbine Aquilegia micrantha|
|Bahia Bahia dissecta|
|Purple Aster Machaeraanthera bigelovii|
|Devouring scrub oak leaves|
|Not sure what kind of caterpillar this is...do you?|
|Could it be an Io Moth caterpillar in a later instar?|
If you know what caterpillar/moth this is, let me know.
Trees burst forth
in yellow hue,
drink in the dew.
'Tis the season
they call the "shoulder",
hot and colder.
Look upon these flowers tender,
get to work -- tuck it in for winter!
|Happy Autumnal Equinox to you.|
And Happy September Birthday to...
...my daughter, Mary, in Bloomfield, New Mexico. She turns 29 years old.
|Mary with her husband, Matt|
...and to my sister-in-law, Ginni, in Columbus, Ohio, who turns 76 years old!
|Ginni with her husband, Fred|