..subsequent to my recovery from last months bender (see my previous post) I make this offering...a ray of light touched the tumbleweed for the briefest second and I was lucky enough to grab it. yeah and if you believe that, then please share whatever it is you're smoking....
Autumn is my favorite time of year. As summer begins to loosen its grip, and daily winter’s grasp becomes increasingly fixed, the landscapes across the Northern Hemisphere undergo a magnificent transformation. For the majority of us, the terms autumn and fall conjure images of leaves changing color, however, the way we experience this season varies drastically based on location. In Wisconsin, a mixture of deciduous trees including maple, oak and aspen create a palette of yellow, orange, and red that line lakes and forests. At higher elevations in Washington, golden larches drape the mountainsides along with mountain ash and the low-lying, fiery huckleberry bushes.
This year I was fortunate to take my first trip to Colorado in autumn. I have never experienced scenery quite like this. Here beneath the 14,000-foot summit of Capitol Peak, aspens dominate the landscape. During the fleeting moments of the day, last light strikes Capitol Peak, and the golden aspens cast a warm glow throughout the valley.
Capitol Peak – White River National Forest, Colorado
..and they called it puppy love, just because we're in our teens....(ooops, note to self: quit typing with the headphones on)
I was out in the Superstitions once and a tourist had bared his arm and was inching closer and closer to a cholla to see how close he had to get before it jumped onto his arm. jumping cholla, you know.
I walked over and told him, "better be careful; get too close and about 7 of them will come flying at you all at once, and for some reason, they know to go for the eyes...." . His girlfriend shrieked, grabbed his arm and hauled him away. True story. I was amused.