Here in Sycamore Canyon under currently cloudy skies, the wind tattered Canna lilies are blooming once again before the cold and diminished hours of daylight kill them off for good.
The foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains are bathed in the golden light of a late November afternoon. Gus took this photo on our November 15th hike along the Sycamore Canyon Wash's west rim. November is a dry and golden month here also, but we get our gold from the grass and the late evening light, instead of from the leaves. It makes me wonder what colors December will bring!
- Canna lily photo by Kathie 11-24-08 70-300mm lens 1/400, F 5.6
- Golden Grackle by Kathie 11-2-08 70-300mm lens 1/320, F 5.6
- Golden Foothills by Gus 11-15-08 70-300mm lens 1/500, F 4.5