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    Autumn in the West

    Autumn in the West

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    Birdhouse "tasting room"

    10 adorable birdhouses

    How to make the cool season cozier: Warm up at your own backyard campfire.

    22 ways to make the cool season cozier

    Colorado’s most photographed landscape is even better in living color, when the distinctive symmetry of snow-dusted Maroon and North Maroon Peaks are framed by a ribbon of aspens, all reflecting on shimmering Maroon Lake.

    Top 18 spots for fall color

    Fall’s golds and reds are at their height in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, a tiny, eclectic village 9 miles north of Taos. Right at the foot of towering Taos Mountain, Arroyo Seco is perfect for an outdoor adventure on horseback through a landscape of streams, rocky cliffs, and changing leaves.

    Top 18 spots for fall color

    Where else but Alaska could you get both a dose of fall color and soak in the cosmic color of the aurora borealis?

    Top 18 spots for fall color

    Dunton Hot Springs. (Photo courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs.)

    Book now: 10 dreamy cabin escapes for fall

    Wine country is all yours after harvest in Sonoma

    The West's best fall travel experiences

    Moonstone Beach at sunset

    Top 24 sights on California's Lost Coast

    Marin Headlands hiking guide

    Marin Headlands

    "Grapes make a great addition, especially if you have an entry feature such as an arbor or a covered walkway. As you can see they offer not only fruit but fantastic fall color."

    Grapes aglow - Sunset

    The best fruits to plant in cold weather? Yep, peaches, grapes, berries, and more. --

    The best fruits to plant in cold weather

    Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) |

    6 gorgeous amaranth flowers

    Learn how to make a swag for your garden gate!

    Make a swag - Sunset

    9 indispensable herbs | Basil (Ocimum basilicum) |

    18 indispensable herbs

    Mexican Chocolate Cakes

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    8 fall grasses to plant now | Libertia (I. peregrinans) |

    8 fall grasses to plant now

    Fancy up a fall dinner party with this homemade placecard design. Learn how here:

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    Top 100 culinary voyages in the West | Discover the difference with Montana huckleberries |

    Top 100 culinary voyages in the West

    Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in Ukiah, CA

    Great fall trips in California

    Fall color in the Eastern Sierra

    18 great California fall trips

    Offbeat pumpkins worth the hunt

    5 unusual pumpkins for fall decorating

    Chic bug hotels!

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    Make a window box filled with fall leaves

    Make a window box

    Sun Valley, Idaho---the trailing of the sheep takes place in October, but November is a great time to visit as well.

    Sun Valley's golden season

    ginko biloba ("maidenhair tree"), the one with the fan-shaped leaves

    Glorious gingkos