Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Leaves

Fall Capture, Remnants, Baca Park, Taos

Fall capture, and remnants of color in Baca Park, Taos. There’s still color around, sometimes glowing in the early morning light or muted at days end in the early evening shadows. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving day. Thanks for looking. G

Fall Capture, Remnants, Baca Park, Taos

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

Giant cottonwood leaf we picked up where the cottonwoods grow in the Taos, wetlands. My son pointed it out. It is as big as my head, about the span of a dinner plate. The viens are such an intricate and beautiful design magnified by the leafs size. To me, it resembles an aerial view of the landscape somewhere in the Southwest. Thanks for looking. G

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

Autumn Trio, Rio Fernando Park, Taos, New Mexico

Autumn Trio, Rio Fernando Park, Taos, New Mexico. I found some pleasing sights on a walk this morning through the park and wetlands. It was most enjoyable focusing my lens on the simpler compositions. Thanks for looking. G

Autumn Trio, Rio Fernando Park, Taos, New Mexico

 

Blue Sky, Last Leaves, Hopewell Lake

Blue sky with last leaves on one aspen tree near Hopewell Lake, NM. I love the simplicity of this composition, where the bare branches appear to be about to let go of the remaining few leaves. I’ve photographed the last leaves on many trees over the years. I feel there’s a certain melancholy to this scene, although the blue sky and golden leaves present a pretty picture. I think I’ll call this one, “Before the fall”. Thanks for looking. G

Blue Sky, Last Leaves, Hopewell Lake

Blue Frosty Leaves Under The Elm Tree

Blue frosty leaves under the big elm tree. As winter descends on the valley, the shortest day of the year approaches. The frost builds and the leaves turn a lighter shade of blue. It’s getting colder and zero degree temperatures are not uncommon. Stay warm! Thanks for looking. G

Blue Frosty Leaves Under The Elm Tree

Cold And Frosty Morning, Leaves

Cold and frosty morning, leaves in the driveway preceding a walk through the pasture. The frost is getting thicker and more steadfast. The last ash tree dropped it’s final leaves today. In this picture the elm leaves turn shades of blues under the hard frost and make for a pretty still life. Thanks for looking. G

Cold and frosty morning, leaves in the driveway

Last Leaves Of Fall San Cristobal, NM

Last leaves of fall on the elm tree in San Cristobal, NM. Or perhaps I should title it “the last leaves to fall” off the elm tree. Either way, after yesterday’s blustering snow and wind, these are the only leaves left on the tree and not on the lawn. Thanks for looking. G

Last Leaves Of Fall San Cristobal, NM

Last Leaves On The Aspen Tree

Last leaves to fall on the aspen tree. This was a couple of days ago here in the garden.  The snow took them shortly after I made this image. The last seven leaves on a young aspen in what turned out to be one of the most beautiful autumns I’ve ever seen in the thirty five years I’ve traveled and lived here. I hope yours was as gorgeous where you live. Thanks for looking. G

Last Leaves On The Aspen Tree

Morning Aspens In The Garden

Morning aspens in the garden San Cristobal, New Mexico. Look out any window and the fall colors greet the eyes, morning, noon and evening. Thanks for looking. G

Morning Aspens In The Garden

Nature’s Winter Ornament

Nature’s winter ornament Baca Park, Taos, New Mexico. There’s no shortage of pristine moments on the trail. Evidence of the season abound, scenes created from nature’s passion and zest, over tinsel, blinking lights and festooning garlands. At this time of year, a walk in the woods is as close as it gets to life affirming everything. Walking in the wetlands this morning, following an overnight snow fall, I found this gem of a scene. The weight of the snow on the stem of the leaf reminded me of how tenuous is life. The snow fall aids the cycle of life, the tree grows stronger from the lack of leaves, it shuts down, gathers it’s inner strength and ultimately blasts into spring. When I need any more affirmation, I put on a recording of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Happy Holidays. Thank you for looking. G

Nature's Winter Ornament