It’s time for the monthly color theme for my Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. Our color for September is Harvest Gold or Citrine (like the gem).
Where I Found My Gold
When you live in the southwest, we don’t get leaves changing much. Definitely not going to find anything new that fits the theme this week. I’ve been in WY and now in Idaho. Both places are green and the air is, well, smokey. However, there’s definitely gold to be found around us even in Southern California. Take a look.
Fortunately, there’s a lot of fall color to be found in our desert if you look. Joshua Tree National Park is less than 2 hours from home. As part of a girls trip, October 2020, we did the full drive through the park. My favorite stop is called the cholla garden. Watch out, they’re not called jumping cholla for nothing.
Additional Golden Finds in the Archive
From a backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierras in late summer, the colors contrast with the white boulders and dark blue lakes.
Of course sunsets start off gold and then can expand to the deep reds and oranges.
One of my favorite river campsite was showing off this delicate bloom.
My large ash tree shading our home late in the year does show off it’s golden leafs and then delivers them all over the place!
Although this next one is actually yellow and not harvest gold, I’m including it because it always makes me smile. Who doesn’t admire colorful tulips?
And, my last thought is really what do you think is golden around you?
From my backpacking pictures, it’s the wonderful experiences I have exploring with my husband.
From my sunsets, it’s that pause between daylight and dark when I can exhale and just find what was wonderful that day.
From my Joshua Tree girls outing, it is my family and friends and the joy we have just being in each other’s presence.
Share where you’ve found what’s gold in your world.
About the Challenge
I stumbled across a weekly photo challenge and have participated for a few weeks now. Sunday Stills hosted by Terri on her blog, SecondWindLeisure blog, is where I found the challenge. I’ll endeavor to capture a fresh image that fits the theme and also share a few photos from our archives. For me, the photos all tie back to memories of our life and travels together. Hope you find them interesting and enjoyable. Enjoy Terri’s post “All That is Gold”.
Absolutely gorgeous choices.
Thank you Kirstin. So glad you stopped by!
I love how you include WHO is golden in your life too . That makes you pretty golden too. I was drawn into the sunset photo, but autumn (spring), harvest, and gold jump from your site. Very nice. Well done, Donna
Thank you Donna for the great comment!
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You are welcome.
Like another blogger said to me, you struck gold, Cheryl! Not only is the desert full of gold, of course, but also the fall leaves always are a hit! The tulips are perfect because they are yellow enough but someone has to harvest them, LOL! Gorgeous!
Nice twist on using harvesting! Thank you for the positive comment!
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