Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall in Arizona

The wifey and I took an overnight trip to eastern Arizona where Arizona Highways said there is a scenic forest road worth navigating to watch the leaves changing.  They weren't kidding. It's times like these I wish I had a real camera again.(Clikonem to embiggen)











One short trip, one happy wife... (and hubby).

12 comments:

Ingemar said...

Wonderful pictures, Steve. Even with a toy camera, it conveys the beauty of God's creation.



On a totally unrelated note, I've been playing in my head an Orthodox edition of Monopoly. Properties would be famous churches, railroads would become Athonite monasteries and the utilities would become wonderworking icons. Go to Jail becomes Go to Confession. Houses are replaced with bells and hotels are replaced with domes. And the pieces would be things like a cross, censer, mitre, crozier, chalice, diskos, altar. So basically a purely aesthetic mod, just like all the novelty Monopoly games out there.

Kirk said...

Beautiful pics. Many years to the two of you.

Donna said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that--all the leaves turning a single color! It's gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us :)

s-p said...

Donna, There were a few trees that were topped with some reds like in your blog picture, but not many. I think it depends on where in AZ you are and the type of trees. These were pretty much all birch trees, the elevation was about 7-8,000 feet I think. In person it was pretty spectacular for sure.

intellectualoid said...

Arizona has the bluest skies I've ever seen. Starting in 1965, when I "blamed it" on Ektachrome instead of Kodachrome, and continuing through the late 70s when I lived in Prescott (my "Greening of America years"), that's been a constant. Real camera or not, you reminded me of it.

elizabeth said...

beautiful! and I love the one of you and your wife, so sweet and good!

Matushka Anna said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing! (We have almost no color here yet and probably won't get much, but what do you expect for S. MS.?)

Anonymous said...

....pretty neat...i see a couple of possible post cards here...i've never seen such a cluster of birch trees before..not even here in ky....did i see you at a Charlie Daniels band concert in louisville??

Ashley Siferd said...

I think I just drooled a little. Beautiful country shots! Thanks for sharing.

Athanasia said...

When we toured Arizona last year, we had just missed the aspen turning. My hubby was so disappointed, though the views remained spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Sure those aren't aspen, Steve?

Ingemar, why not RISK? The players could be Rome, Constantinople, Tel Aviv and Mecca. Maybe Varanasi, Lhasa, and Kyoto if you're feeling froggy. The goal is simple: world domination. Extra points for Jerusalem.

Tim said...

... WE HAVE TREEES THAT TURN COLOR IN ARIZONA?!

Why, oh why, can't they be where I live? I need something to capture the essence of a Midwestern fall in the barren desert land! :'(