Even in the buff-colored, high desert of Nevada, neighborhood trees and shrubs are sporting their autumn finery.
During most mornings these past weeks, Shawn and I have pounded the pavement for three-mile walks up into the surrounding hills. Aiming to achieve a cardio workout, I’ve typically refrained from bringing my trusty camera along (an accessory for which I’m often teased; some joke that it’s an extension of my body). With the oak and maple leaves, trailing ivy and rabbitbrush reaching their peak fall hues in the past days, however, I could not resist the temptation to indulge my shutterbug passion any longer.
Enter what my husband playfully calls ‘irregular walking,’ (walk, stop, snap, repeat) and these images that celebrate this glorious autumn.
Some of my favorite ways to usher in autumn’s arrival are home-cooked pumpkin soup, warm woolen scarves I’ve picked up on my travels, and picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve and enjoy. What are yours?