The light has changed drastically in the past week or two. The nighttime temperatures have dropped significantly in this predominately Ponderosa Pine, high elevation habitat, where I live. Winds are beginning to blow the leaves off the various deciduous trees.┬áThere are a few flying insects still hanging around, while Abert’s squirrels scurry up and down… Read More AUTUMN WALK


There are many different species of maple trees, over 120 worldwide, with most native to Asia. Maples are distinct by their opposite leaf arrangement, the leaves in most species are palmate lobed with veins. This maple in my neighborhood is an Amur maple, the stark, blazing red is a treat in autumn. AUTUMN LEAF COLORS… Read More MAPLE TREE