I love this month and I love the many shades of gold on the Nevada landscape right now. Ross Creek Ranch has the most spectacular cottonwood trees of anyone and I am thrilled by them each day as I drive by.
We had exper- ienced rain all through the night so I didn't have the usual sunlight this morning that makes these trees absolutely glow.
Because the road is so windy and without shoulders, that's Eleanor parked up there. It was the first place I could safely pull over to walk back for this picture. Everything, even the grass, is golden right now.
Trotting back to the car I could hear the unmis- takable sound of running water. If you click for big, you'll see the stream from a little high desert spring.
Ross Creek is dammed into three ponds and this is the bottom one, actually leased by a fly fishing instructor as a classroom. The streaks on the surface are ducks. I love our high desert environment, but I respect it too. It's a fickle and unpredictable climate. Our poor meteorologists, they keep trying to predict the weather. It would be a bad thing to bet on.
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