Fall Fashions: Views of Autumn


Fall Colors at Far Niente Winery, Napa, California
Photography (c) 2017 Russell Johnson

It was literally a breath of fresh air to experience the fall colors this year. We are headquartered in fire-ravaged Sonoma, California. We evacuated for about a week, but unlike several of our friends, we had a place to come home to. We returned to smoke and ash. Some areas of the Napa and Sonoma valleys were destroyed: homes and memories lost, automobiles and possessions melted. But certainly not all was lost, as you can see in the above picture that we snapped on our way over the mountain from Sonoma to Napa and the old vines below, some of which were still sporting fall plumage after as many as 100 years.  OldVines, Sonoma, CA

Old Vines, Sonoma, California (c) 2017 Russell Johnson

Just after we returned home from the fires, we headed off to Utah where the autumn colors were on the wane, but spectacular just the same.

Delicate Arch, Arches Natonal Park, Moab, UtahDelicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah (c) 2017 Russell Johnson

Horse Trailer, Wasatch National Forest, UtahHorse Trailer, Wasatch National Forest, Utah (c) 2017 Russell Johnson

Horses, Wasatch, UtahHorses, Wasatch, Utah (c) 2017 Russell Johnson

Castle Valley, Utah - Fall ColorsFall Colors, Castle Valley, Utah (c) 2017 Russell Johnson