Sunday, October 18, 2015

luminous in the gloom

This is our favorite weekend of fall - on or around October 15th - to try and be in New Mexico, because of the aspen trees (and also for practical reasons - it should be before the first frost, so we can bring in the geraniums; leave all the faucets on a very slow drip, and so on).  This morning, we'd planned on getting up early and driving up into the Ski Basin - even it was disappearing into a cloud.  What was quite extraordinary was how the aspens bounced out of the gloom - their color was almost more shockingly vibrant in the dull light than it would have been in full sun.  And we had them almost entirely to ourselves.

No comments:

Post a Comment