Mt. Lemmon color change

Posted: October 21, 2020 in Nature
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Even in Arizona, if you get high enough, you’ll see leaf color change. Mr. Lemmon tops out over 9,000′, reached by the scenic Catalina Highway. We drove up the 27-mile Catalina Highway, a designated scenic byway, Saturday, starting in the desert, ending in alpine forest by the ski area where we managed to catch some leaf color. Mountains!! Yeah!!

  1. Best,
    Beautiful pictures.
    Autumn can be so wonderful to take pictures.
    Yesterday I also took some photos in my region (Tienen -Belgium)
    Kind Regards and lots of photo fun

  2. Dear Janet,

    We visited Mt. Lemmon a couple of years ago. it’s like you left AZ and went to another state. Beautiful country. Love the photo.



  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Arizona is a beautiful state. It often surprises people with its numerous types of scenery. Most people think it is just desert. Beautiful picture.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I can only imagine that that was a lovely ride. The picture is beautiful.

  5. I like the autumn colours! Beautifull photo!

  6. It’s gorgeous! I had no idea AZ had Aspens, but we do in NV so…why not! 😀🍁🍂

  7. lolaWi says:

    gorgeous colors! 🙂

  8. I’ve been there many years ago. It seems like I remember a lake up there, too. And the aspen trees are so pretty!

    • I spotted a very small lake on the way up at a place called something like Seven Cascades. Obviously there were no cascades, as there hasn’t been much water but when it rains, I bet it’s quite something.

  9. scr4pl80 says:

    Love those colors! Great photo.

  10. restlessjo says:

    Beautiful, rich colours. I like this very much 🙂 🙂

  11. So beautiful. It’s been a long time since I lived in a place with four full, distinct seasons. I do miss watching the leaves turn colors.

  12. I enjoyed leaf-peeping with you, Janet. Gorgeous colours.

  13. Jet Eliot says:

    Wonderful autumn ambience in this photo, Janet, enveloped in golden light. What a drive to go from the low-lying desert all the way into the mountaintops, sounds glorious.

    • It really was, Jet. There’s only the one road in and out but fortunately there are lots of places to pull over, because the views are tremendous, too. I know we’ll be back again.

  14. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful. I’m guessing it was significantly cooler too; altitude and forest cover?

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