One of the best times to travel the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive is in the afternoon tending toward sundown. The colors in a bath of evening sun are always richer.
An example of this is the image above.
Along a stretch of the drive are these trees—which I think are cottonwoods. When the afternoon sun struck them they went from green to neon green. It was so odd I had to stop and stare for a while. I don’t recall ever seeing trees that looked this green. It was almost eerie and beautiful at the same time.
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