What Fall looks like in the desert

I was driving just outside of Wickenburg, Arizona today and noticed the brilliant colors of fall foliage. I parked my truck, sent my drone up and captured a few fall images. Mind you, this is a pretty unusual sight here in the desert Southwest. Of course the variety of the color is not like you would see in traditionally dense wooded areas, but for being the early part of December and to see this color in the desert, is pretty special. The reason there are so many scrub trees in this area is that the Hassayampa River runs through here. Most of the water is underground, but the water table is shallow, providing enough moisture for these trees to thrive.


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  1. Becky
    January 6, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    When we lived in Las Vegas, NV, I used to drive back and forth to the Phoenix area 4-6 times per year. So I’ve driven through Wickenburg quite a lot. Just want to thank you for such a beautiful picture.

  2. Mike Shubic
    Mike Shubic
    January 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hey Becky, so kind of you. Thanks for stopping by! All the best, Mike

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