The calendar says it’s almost Fall. However, there are several things around us that clearly tell us Fall is nigh.
Chamisa Gold. Chamisa is a wild plant that during the Spring and Summer is all green. Once Fall approaches, Chamisa blooms with hundreds of small yellow-gold flowers producing Chamisa Gold.
Apples, Apples, Apples. We have a neighbor, Carl, who has several apple trees in his front yard and they are delicious.
And the Trumpet sounds. The same apple tree neighbor has several Trumpet vines adorning his fence. In the Fall, the vines produce beautiful red and yellow Trumpet shaped flowers and seed pods.
Fall is my favorite time of year in New Mexico. The weather is pleasant. We have all these hints of Fall from nature. And, the Balloon Fiesta is only three weeks away.