|Cottonwoods at Aztec Ruins|
Aspens get all the credit as far as New Mexico tourism is concerned. But the cottonwoods were grand this year. And they had the extra boost of being along full rivers because of rains. The reflections of the colors doubled their impact.
|Reflections on the Rio Grande|
|The Chama River through Abiquiu|
|Chama River from Highway Overlook|
|Just the top of a huge Cottonwood|
The wet summer and fall allowed a lot native plants to get into the fall dress up contest. Below is the most glorious salt bush I have ever seen.
The banks of rivers are host to any number of willows scrub oak, native grasses and other plants which get into the spirit of fall even on a fogging morning on the San Juan River
|Waterfall on the San Juan|
|Above the Hot Springs in Pagosa|
Let's hope for a wet winter and summer and a 2015 fall every bit as glorious as this one was.