The warm days of Indian Summer in the high country have ended. Long pants and thermal tops were needed for our off-trail adventure in the Nature Preserve, especially with a chilly wind. There are always new places and wonders of Nature to discover on these excursions, finally scrambling up to just below the soaring rock cliffs and then to the top of the mesa. The trees, boulders, shrubs, cacti, and incredible vistas are deeply nurturing, connecting us to wider perspectives and expansive visions. X-T2, 18-55mm 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.