Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Home on the Range...

...where dinos and jackalopes play. Lawn ornaments on a ranch between Belen and Mountainair. No, I did not photoshop them in -- they're really there.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Gran Quivira

Gran Quivira is south of Mountainair, part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (of which Abó and Quarai are also a part).

Monday, August 29, 2005

Windmill and Gazebo

What is it about New Mexico and gazebos? I've seen gazebos in some extraordinarily out-of-the-way places. This is one of a pair in Punta de Agua (the other is across the road).

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Abo Revisited

I went back to Abó yesterday, twice -- once in the morning and once later in the afternoon. It looked, as I had suspected, dramatically different at different times of the day. This is a shot of the main, older ruin (established in the 1600s, I think) from one of the ruins of a 19th century settlement.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Carrizozo Golf Course

If you look closely, you can see an arrow on the sign, pointing to the left. But I didn't see much evidence of a golf course on the other side of the road either.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Canyon Confluence

Looking north to the confluence of the canyons carved by the Rio Guadalupe and the West Fork of the Jemez River (with the Rio Guadalupe to the left).

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bears R Us

Yesterday I was in Ruidoso, which has been overrun by chainsaw-carved bears. I was fascinated by the place where I saw these little guys (and many, many more) -- Bears R Us.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Carrizozo Freight Train

A freight train heads north out of Carrizozo, New Mexico, under cloudy skies.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Field of Coneflowers

A field of yellow coneflowers, as tall as I am.There was a multitude of butterflies and other insects flying, buzzing, and hopping all over the place.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Guadalupe Gorge

Looking north through the Guadalupe Gorge in the Jemez. You can't see them in this photo, but the Gilman tunnels are just to the left of the canyon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Elena Gallegos Sunset

Last night's sunset at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. It really was this colorful.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Tall Grass and Moon

Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque. It had just rained and the air was cool and fragrant.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Atlantis Fritillary

Found this little guy on the east side of the Sandias today, near Cienega trailhead.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


The Rio Grande Nature Center had its Summer Wings Festival today. A speaker took us to a generally off-limits pond... where I was too busy trying to take photos to hear what the name of this dragonfly was.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Pilgrimage

Barak's field trip. The way everyone's trudging up the road, into the hazy mountains, makes me think we're all searching for photographic nirvana.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Photographer

No, it's not me -- I'd much rather be the photographer than the subject! This is the same stone cabin as in August 6's post, to which Barak Naggan took a bunch of us on a photo field trip.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Painted Lady

A painted lady butterfly rests on goldenrod. I happened upon her on the Sandia Mountains' Tree Spring Trail a few days ago.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Big Sky and Skulls

The porthole of a really cool antique car reflects a classic New Mexican sky. I wasn't able to get a good shot of the car itself.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Tree Spring Trail

Looking south from the top of Tree Spring Trail, Sandia Mountains (near the Crest).

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Stone Hut

A stone hut in the Sandia foothills, near the La Luz trailhead.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Summer Rainbow

Looking east towards Tijeras Canyon: a rainbow (with a hint of a double) arches through the summer sky.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Another Windmill

A windmill outside Raton. I shot this photo in late June; for those who distrust my colors (perhaps with some justification), the green and yellow in the foreground are not enhanced.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Alvarado Transportation Center

The Alvarado Transportation Center was built several years ago as a transfer point for city buses. I think Greyhound (or at least New Mexico's version of Greyhound, TNM&O) makes its stops there as well. This structure was modeled on the old Alvarado Hotel.

Monday, August 01, 2005