Photo of the Week: Fields of yellow

Fields of yellow photo Steve Collins

Fields of yellow cow pan daisies and chimisa are blooming  all over Santa Fe, photo/Steve Collins

Fall in Santa Fe means color. Some of the best landscape colors are found in October. Vast fields of yellow brighten our color palette. Whether it’s the Aspens on the mountainsides, which are just now beginning to change color, or the flowering chamisa bushes,which, despite its nuisance to allergy sufferers, provide plentiful yellow flowers. Autumn presents abundant beauty for us to enjoy. This picture is of a common flower called the cow pen daisy, bordered by some blooming chamisa along Santa Fe’s Arroyo de los Chamisos. Arroyos are dry creek beds that provide natural drainage when we get heavy rains. The Arroyo de los Chamisos is the second largest drainage in Santa Fe.

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

6 Responses to “Photo of the Week: Fields of yellow”

  1. Agness
    October 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    I simply love looking at flowers and smell them. These ones look just adorable <3

    • Billie Frank
      October 8, 2013 at 11:48 am #

      They are amazing because while we get a few every year, we don’t get these meadows full except in really wet summers. These flowers are EVERYWHERE.

  2. Leigh
    October 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Beautiful shot – and what a treat to have a blast of colour.

    • Billie Frank
      October 8, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      And it’s really the only color we get except for the occasional cactus flower or people’s gardens.

      • Karen Denison, Outspire Hiking & Snowshoeing
        October 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

        Oh, but it makes the purple asters and red Indian paintbrush really stand out!

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