My, how the Santa Fe summer’s burnt away. Tonight, Zozobra goes up in flames. Monday, Labor Day. Next weekend, Fiesta! Soon, the odor of roasting hot green chile in the air all over town.
Visible from Santa Fe below, Aspen Vista in the high Sangre de Cristos is already flaming gold. Northeast of Santa Fe, the monsoon-fed shortgrass prairie waves catfur going to seed—green shading up to tan, then lavender and purple. Vast ranges punctuated by flaming yellow sunflowers, and a even few transient ponds.
The nights are already just a hint cooler. Just a hint. Soon.