Across the country for red leaves

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I had to go all the way across the county to get some fall colors. These were taken in late September in Flagstaff. It’s now the first day of November and there is still no sign of fall yet here in central Florida. Still in the 80’s which is us normal for us.

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These were taken at the Flagstaff Arboretum. We were there in a transition period.  Not a lot of flowers since spring and summer were over but the leaves were changing and it was beautiful out. We took the long trail through the woods around the park and at one point, this is the view.  If you crop the picture you would think you were all alone out in the forest.  But then you see the solar panels. Brings you back to reality. I keep saying that I could live here, well, except for the 100 inches of snowfall a year in the winter.

Flowers in Flagstaff

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Another one of my favorite places in Flagstaff was the Arboretum. If we lived close by I would have gotten an annual pass and been there all the time.  There were flower gardens, wooded trails and bird habitats. Although September is not the best time to visit to see lots of spring and summer flowers, there was still a lot of fall plants to take pictures of. I saw more little birds here than anywhere else we went. More on those later.