Five Shots: Last Greens of Summer

Cool temperatures and blue skies had us in the car heading north today to see if the Aspen leaves had turned. The scenic drive from Sedona up to Flagstaff is one of the prettiest scenic drives around. At Flagstaff, we hiked around Hart Prairie where a frost burnt the ferns and the Aspens were still green. Then we drove over to Garland Prairie to see if the fields of flowers were blooming, but we were too late, the flower stalks were black and wilted. Even though our timing was off, to catch leaves and flowers in their glory, Jim, Bear, and I enjoyed the pleasant weather. Which shot do you like best?

1. Sedona Rocks at Oak Creek
2. Hart Prairie, Flagstaff
3. Hart Prairie
4. Aspen Leaves
5. Aspen Leaf in the Sun
6. Grazing Cow at Garland Prairie
7. Garland Prairie

28 Comments on “Five Shots: Last Greens of Summer

  1. Thanks, Jennie. There’s nothing like the change in the air and smells of dirt, leaves, and a breeze to put a spring in your step and be thankful the heat of summer is over.

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    • Cows. I love their velvety faces and simple expressions. They are free range in AZ, so it’s fun to drive down a road and they either stand there in the middle or look at you at the side.

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  2. I love those flawless blue skies, but agree with FR that the cow photo is a great shot.
    The leaves are falling from the oak trees in the garden. It won’t be long before the first frosts here now.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • The Red Rocks are magnificent and the bright green in the foreground is nice. Soon the green will turn yellow in a couple weeks. I felt all day that I was stepping on the tails of summer.

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  3. Beautiful views and lovely weather by the look of it as well, what a stunning place to visit! I think the Rocks at Oak Creek picture is my favourite, its a great vista, but all the pictures are really nice πŸ™‚

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