Jemez River cottonwoods

Jemez River, originally uploaded by Shiny Things.

The Northeast isn’t the only part of America that gets spectacular colour displays in the autumn. These cottonwoods grow along the Jemez River - and around this time of year, they turn from boring green to traffic-light yellow.

Here’s another snap from the Jemez area - a nice, placid mountain-grass plain. Really.