Autumn Sunflower

Autumn Sunflower

Autumn Sunflower. Autumn in New Mexico is a magical time of year. Corresponding to events rather than calendar dates, its beginning is generally marked by the arrival of the season’s green chile crop, with the pungent smell of roasting chiles everywhere. Major events following in quick succession are the New Mexico State Fair (EXPO NM), the Corrales Harvest Festival and Pet Parade, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (accompanied by the Corrales Fine Arts Show at the Old San Ysidro Church, one of my favorites!), the Marigold Parade marking the Day of the Dead, and the the All American Thanksgiving Day celebration. For me, mixed in with that, are personal celebrations and activities with family and close friends. Autumn is my favorite time of the year in New Mexico! And, also, the busiest!

Autumn is, of course, ultimately followed by winter. (Reminder to self: buy a new snow shovel before winter’s arrival with a predicted strong El Nino!) Even early in the current season are little signs the glorious days of autumn cannot last forever. But, even these signs carry their own kind of beauty.

autumn sunflower
Fading Sunflower in Autumn

4 Replies to “Autumn Sunflower”

    1. 🙂 )))))))
      Hi, Virginia. I believe that! I hope you have your usual pep and zip back today. I’m glad you have that behind you (no pun intended) for some years now!
      Thanks for dropping by today.

  1. Fifty Fades of Green and Yellow! Beautiful photo. Lot’s of stuff happening in the fall.

    1. Hi, Tim. Thanks! Fall IS *the* season here in Albuquerque and northern NM, as you well know. I really do love it. So much good stuff!

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