Thursday, October 19, 2006

Change of Color

The fall colors are just about at their peak right now in Flagstaff and the city and mountain are gorgeous.

Because of our local climate (i.e. high elevation and very little precipitation), there are very few deciduous type trees that thrive here. Pondarosa pine is the most common type of tree, but the next most common is the aspen.

I love aspens. Not only are they very aesthetically pleasing (at least in my opinion), they also make a wonderful quaking sound when the wind rustles the leaves. Hence the name "quaking aspen", I guess. In the fall, the green leaves turn to a bright yellow color that, as the fall light filters through them, fills the forest floor with a warm, buttery light that keeps you warm even when the air is cool.

Unfortunately it won't be long until the wind and snows come, knocking the foliage to the forest floor. Luckily, we took a hike last weekend and were able to get some great pictures of the leaves. So I'll shut up now and post some pretty pictures. I hope you enjoy them.






















5 comments:

Eve C. said...

Stunning pictures!!!! The bosque(area around the river) here in Abq is just beginning to change colors. It's gorgeous!

kristen said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The trees here are changing but aren't very colorful since we've not gotten a lot of rain.

I like the fourth shot from the bottom. Nice perspective and depth of field!

How are clinicals going?

studentnurse said...

I love the trees, I can't wait for autumn to kick in fully here

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures you have there!

Yes, I'm still alive and kicking - I was studying like mad for 3 weeks, building up to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist's certification exam. Then I moved to Toronto to start working at a major hospital before even knowing my results, and didn't have internet access for about 3 weeks.

Anyhow, I passed! yay! haha .. and am now working full time :P Glad to see you've been doing regular updates on the site!

-Mike

CTDave95 said...

Love these pictures. The trees here in Northern West Virginia have shed their leaves, and its another beautiful fall.

Would like to add your blog to my student radiology page at www.davesplacesinradiology.com/StudentPage.htm

Hoping you the best in your radiology training, and your future as a radiologic technologist.

CTDave 95