The colors of autumn…

Posted: October 24, 2022 in flowers, Monday walk
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…in Arizona aren’t the same as in other parts of the US. Yes, there are yellows and reds but not in the leaves generally, at least in the desert part of the state. But the beauty is real as you can see from these photos taken on my recent walk. I’m heading back to Illinois tomorrow (driving) so I’ll have a chance to see the “normal” colors of autumn (or fall as many of us call it.) I’ll get to see what October looks like in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois and then on the way back, November in the same states. Posting may be sporadic but the camera will be at work so eventually you’ll see what I see. In the meantime, be safe and have fun.

Jo’s Monday Walk 10.24.22

  1. bushboy says:

    Have fun. Stay safe and get some great stuff for us to view 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    Celebrating the differences, Janet! Take good care…

  3. Andrew Blair says:

    These are so beautiful.

    • Thanks, Andrew. There is so much beauty in the desert, just as there is in all other places, although it may not always be the beauty we expect or are accustomed to seeing.


      • Andrew Blair says:

        You are so right. If we go South to the mountains there are deciduous trees and ruset leaves and snow. Here we have opposit seasons to Britain but without snow. There are flowers and Blossom, of one type or another all the time. Most of our so called Natives are from South Africa, I have a Mexican Cactus in the garden yet they are everywhere and I thought they were Native.

  4. peggy says:

    Sounds exciting to travel through all those states. Hope you capture a lot of good photos. Be careful and stay safe. That last photo is a Mexican Petunia and I have one growing in my yard. The butterflies love it.

    • Thanks for the identification, Peggy. I looked them up and they’re not actually petunias and are considered invasive in some place. They’re certainly pretty, though, and anything that butterflies love can’t be all bad right? 🙂

  5. Beautiful fall color. Safe travels, and you sure must like to drive. 🙂

    • Thanks, Judy. I do enjoy driving although I’m not looking forward to the first day of about 12 hours. But flying means (besides flying) that I’d have to rent a car for 2 1/2 weeks and that gets really expensive. So I’ll just enjoy seeing all these different parts of the US, drink my tea, and relax as much as possible. The time there is well worth it.

  6. Beautiful! Safe travels and happy trails 😁

  7. People who don’t see the all the colors in the desert aren’t “seeing”. Once that was me too!

    Have a safe journey there and back again, and most of all have a great time!

    • It’s easy to see only what we want to or would like to see in other places rather than notice what’s lovely about them. I’ll do my best to be safe and I know I’ll have a good time. 🙂

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Have fun, drive carefully. Looking forward to the pictures. We have some of those same colors here in California.

    • California has a lot of all sorts of colors! I’ll be as safe as possible, will take lots of photos, and will have a blast once I get there. Seeing good friends makes the trip worth it.

  9. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful colors, Janet. Travel safe.

  10. Leya says:

    These are all beautiful, Janet! Have a good trip and drive carefully! It must be a real treat if you love driving…Looking forward to your reports. ♥

  11. Jessica says:

    Wow! Beautiful photos!

  12. Absolutely GORGEOUS floral finds. Just seeing them all makes me feel happy.

  13. So beautiful Janet! Have fun!