Bosque in Autumn

Bosque in Autumn: Birthdays with Friends

Tim and I share a birthday. For years we have done something on that day. Yesterday was no exception. This year we opted for a quiet day in the bosque and along the banks of the Rio Grande. It was a spectacular, cloudless afternoon. We saw a lot of crows, some geese, and a couple of cranes. Over the next couple of weeks many more cranes will be arriving. Yesterday, above all, colors took center stage.

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Saturday afternoon in the bosque.
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On the way to the Rio Grande.
dry river bed
The Rio Grande is quite low now, and the shoreline is parched and cracked.
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Rio Grande, golden cottonwoods, Sandia Mountains
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Tim studying the scene on a cloudless October afternoon.
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Laurie along the Rio Grande
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Gloriously golden cottonwood branch.
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Tim photographing a gloriously golden cottonwood branch.
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“Is it time to eat yet?” Heading back to the house after an afternoon walk in the bosque.

Silver, one of the Price cats, seemed to be watching for his people’s return. As you can see, Tim had cameras with him.

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Silver was waiting for his people to return.

To see what happened next, check out Tim’s blog

Rio Grande
Layers of desert beauty.

Finally, thank you for visiting and sharing the beauty of the high desert in October. 🙂

10 Replies to “Bosque in Autumn”

  1. Susan,
    Thanks for sharing. This has been an awesome, gradually changing Fall Season. I have so enjoyed the color and bright sunshine through the trees this year. It’s one of the things that makes Fall in NM, so splendid!

    1. Hi, Barbara. I agree completely! Albuquerque is the only place I have lived where Autumn is my favorite season; elsewhere it has been Spring. Thank you for coming by!

  2. Dear Susan: Thank you for sharing your photos on your birthday. I wish you many more beautiful birthdays. You gave a gift to me as I felt I shared your fall visit.

  3. What gorgeous photos of a glorious autumn afternoon. They are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us Susan.

  4. Hi, Juanita. It WAS a glorious afternoon, even by New Mexico standards! Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. It is always so nice to see you!

  5. SUSAN, REALLY ENJOYED TRAVELING WITH YOU IN THE BEAUTY OF YOUR BIRTHDAY AND ALL OUR MEMORIES. I FEEL HAPPY ABSORBING THE GLOWING IMAGES OF THE GOLDEN AUTUMN IN NEW MEXICO. BOSQUE ON IN AUTUMN!!! YOUR WORK IS ALWAYS VISIONARY & ENLIGHTENING. JIM S.

    1. Hi, Jim! Thank you for such a nice comment. It was a real surprise to see you here. I appreciate your coming by to visit the Land of Enchantment 🙂 – Susan

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