Time your journey for the seasonal changes of certain regions that may yield a fiery spectacle and often last only a few days.

bluebonnet meadow, Hill Country, Texas

A carpet of wildflowers, photographed just after sunrise, delineate the contours and textures of this sheep pasture and illustrate the fragrant delights of a southern spring.

lakefront cabin, Goshen, Vermont

The autumnal splendor of a deciduous woodland blazes with orange phosphorescence.  Locating sugar maples will introduce fire-engine reds that are further enhanced by the deep blues of a clear late afternoon sky.