Lovely fall day…

New Mexico in the fall is absolutely majestic. Today is one of those days. I wanted to share some pictures of fall color found around New Mexico. 

4th of July Canyon, Near Albuquerque. Beautiful hues of red, and orange can be found here in the maple trees. Most maple trees in New Mexico (sugar maple, Japanese maple, and others) will suffer from leaf scorch due to windy, sunny and dry conditions. The key is planting them as an under-story tree where they can seek protection from the sun.

 

Hyde Memorial State Park, Near Santa Fe. As you head North on I-25 from Albuquerque towards Santa Fe, a little bit of golden sunshine sparkles at the top of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Travel up the Santa Fe ski area road, Highway 475, towards Aspen vista Trail head to see the spectacular scenery of the sparkling aspens. Aspens, Populous tremuloides, grow well in New Mexico between 6,500 to 10,000 feet. They grow best in towns with bitter cold winters and moderate summers. 

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