Fall & Winter Descend

The Rubies in August (with my son getting ready for his fall archery hunt).

Sept. 23, 2013
Sept. 23, 2013 – the top of the canyons are brushed with yellow patches as the leaves begin to change color.

October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013 – Two weeks later, the trees have almost completely changed their colors.

October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013 – the first dusting of snow on the peaks. Ruby Dome, to the right of the pyramid peak, is the tallest point in the mountain range with an elevation of 11,388.

Oct. 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 – The leaves are dropping and the mountain tops are whiter.

Oct. 19, 2013

October 19, 2013

Oct. 29

Oct. 29 – Winter arrives. We woke to heavy wet snow.

Oct. 29, 2013

Oct. 29 – The weather here can make a person crazy. Blizzard at 7:00 am…beautiful sun shining on the snowy mountains at 5:05 pm of the same day.

Oct. 29 2013

Oct. 29 – the same day, 20 min. later, clouds are moving in again across the mountains. Winter is here, and the leaves are gone.

Happy Halloween!


  1. Gary Isaman on October 31, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Cool pictures!

    • Amy Isaman on October 31, 2013 at 10:57 am


  2. MIL on October 31, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Happy Nevada Day !!!….. It is going to be 77 degrees here in San Luis Obispo, CA…. but I do love the fall and winter of our Sierra Nevada’s……. Great Picture Amy !!!

    • Amy Isaman on October 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Happy Nevada Day to you too! I wish it was going to be 77 here – we FROZE yesterday at H’s soccer game. We’re playing Lowry today, and I don’t think it will be any warmer.

  3. Sharon Rosse on October 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Fall is my favorite season. Love seeing the leaf color progression … glad you recorded it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy Isaman on November 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      I’m not sure which season is my favorite, other than I know its not winter! Fall is lovely though. It was kind of fun to record the leaves changing. I watch it every year, but it sort of surprised me how fast it happened.

  4. Debra Mae White on October 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Here in South Texas, I can’t imagine a blizzard at Halloween. Beautiful pictures… BRRRR

    • Amy Isaman on November 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Haha! Some of my strongest memories of Halloween are being so upset because we had to cover our great costumes with giant winter jackets to go trick or treating. We, of course, never wanted to wear coats and our parents always made us.

  5. Claire 'Word by Word' on November 1, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Wow, I love how all the colours change on the range and then the shock of all white! Stay warm.

    • Amy Isaman on November 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Me too! The mountains are so beautiful. I look at them every day and sometimes I think I take that view for granted. It was fun to stop and pay attention to them as I took these shots when I got home from work in the afternoons.

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