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Land of Gold by PeterJCoskun Land of Gold by PeterJCoskun
My favorite time of the year, like many, is autumn. There are many reasons why it is my favorite time of the year. For one, the temps drop into the 90's, but just a two hour drive, the temps drop even more, and the landscape rises into a volcanic peak that is just covered in aspens. Just like most alpine regions, Flagstaff had begun it's wonderful display of fall colors. Bright gold aspens stick out against the blue sky as the golden leaves trickle down to the floor from the slight breezes. That's not even the best part. In another week or so, the opposite side of the mountain will unveil it's colorful display, and then another week until the canyons begin their kaleidoscope of change. Unlike autumn it most places, which occurs very quickly at the mercy of the cold weather, Arizona's fall display lasts until late december. Of course, the upper regions where the aspens and maples grow give way first, but then the cottonwoods begin to turn and line the desert rivers and canyons. It's a magical time to be in this state, and this is only the beginning of my autumn adventures. I can't wait to get back to the high country to get my autumn high.

Inner basin- Flagstaff, Arizona.

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smokedragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Positively stunning!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you!
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smokedragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
You're quite welcome! :)
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What can I say. Awesome!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thank you!
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Your work is featured here >>> [link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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JetpackDino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pictures like these make me wish the leaves changed color down in Florida
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I feel your pain. When I first moved to Arizona I never thought I would see fall colors again, but I was very very wrong.
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