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.