Yes, another sunflower
This week was all abut color. It just seemed to be everywhere. Fall has arrived. It is a shift in the winds. A new freshness to the air. And above all a clarity of light. No freezes yet. The days are still wonderful with a sweater in the mornings and evenings. Great to be out an about with a camera or a mower.
Even the air seemed to be yellow
The grasses are getting gold and there is just a hint of what the aspens will become soon. And the yellow of flowers just everywhere.
And the sunsets are more brilliant. Or so it seems. The photo above was not even facing west where the sun sets. But all the clouds to the south and east caught the red and orange of the setting sun.
I love umbrellas. Especially colorful ones. This picture of three of them on the deck in a shop area in Angel fire was impossible to resist. And the straw flower below looks like a mini version of colorful umbrella. Or are they copying the flowers? We have had an awesome wild flower summer but the last few blooming have caught my attention more. Maybe because they have no competition.
Since we are talking fall I thought I would throw in an early aspen photograph. You can see the yellow grasses and the hint of gold in the background aspens. No gold on the major subject but the leaves have taken on that color just before they will turn gold.
There was a crooked tree
And to cap the week off another sunflower. This one was a volunteer from the winter bird seeds. And a bee posed right in the middle almost as if basking in the sun it reflects.