Monday, October 31, 2005

Skeletal Remains

lady skeleton with flowers wishes you a happy halloween and feliz dia de los muertos
A well-dressed skeleton wishes you both a happy Halloween and feliz Día de los Muertos.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Eyes Have It

eyes bulge out of trees in a spooky forest
A spooky picture in honor of Halloween's approach. The trees are real and so are the eyes... more or less.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Chimayo Store

little store in Chimayo, next to the Santuario
A little store in Chimayó, next to the Santuario. Each of the prayer flags has the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe printed on it.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ghost Ranch: Autumn

ghost ranch landscape in fall
Ghost Ranch -- and the weather -- were truly spectacular last weekend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Monday, October 24, 2005

Autumn in the Foothills

photo of autumn colors at elena gallegos picnic area
Autumn colors in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Chair at Ghost Ranch

lawn chair at ghost ranch
An empty rocking chair is framed by red rock cliffs and a gate at Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiu.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Chamisa & Butterfly

a painted lady butterfly sips her breakfast from chamisa blossoms
The painted lady butterflies are still going strong in the Sandia foothills -- and there's still some chamisa blooming as well. It's been a very warm fall so far (I know I'm tempting the fates by saying that!).

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mountainair Banana Split

large three-dimensional banana split on a trailer in Mountainair
I drove past this banana split -- which sits on a trailer in Mountainair -- and was compelled to go back and photograph it. Apparently it's an advertisement for the "sweet shop" next door, which, although the sign said Open, did not appear to be doing a brisk business at the time -- or indeed, any business at all.

If you look real closely at the Drive Up sign, you'll see that the two little black marks on it are actually microphones.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sandia Rockfall

autumn colors in the sandia foothills
The foothills of the Sandia Mountains were glistening with autumn color yesterday morning.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


wooden statue of a man with a sombrero that says bienvenidos
I swear I didn't put the chile in his hand. I just happened to notice that it was there.:)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Santa Maria de la Paz

santa maria de la paz church in Santa Fe
Santa Maria de la Paz church in Santa Fe. A contemporary church built in a traditional style.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Portrait of a Mule Deer

portrait of a mule deer
I think s/he was fairly young. There were several other deer who ran away from me, but this one kept looking at me as if s/he was trying to decide whether I was dangerous or not.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Autumn in the Manzanos

autumn leaves at the fourth of july campground in the manzanos
Colorful maple leaves at the Fourth of July campground in the Manzano Mountains.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Gas Balloon and Shadow

gas balloon and shadow
By an accident of fate, I ended up hanging around the balloon field at the start of the Gordon Bennett Cup Race this year. It was the first time I'd seen gas balloons up close and I was fascinated. Two men were using a cherry picker to adjust the ropes on one of the balloons; I caught their shadows above.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Rio Grande Sunset

sunset overlooking the rio grande
Sunset overlooking the Rio Grande. I wasn't the only one taking photos!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Aspens in the Sandias

the vivid fall colors of aspens frame an expansive landscape shot from the Sandia mountains
The vivid and various colors of autumn aspens frame an expansive view from the Sandia Mountains.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hot Hair Balloon

hot air balloon hairdo
Ri-ja Voortman's hairdo -- in the shape and colors of a balloon -- reflects those inflating in front of her. Ri-ja is visiting the Balloon Fiesta from Holland.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Virgin of Guadalupe

virgin of guadalupe at San Felipe de Neri Church in Albuquerque
The Virgin of Guadalupe peeks out of a 300-year-old cottonwood tree behind the San Felipe de Neri church in Old Town, Albuquerque.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Gas Balloons

gas balloons inflate for the Gordon Bennett Race
Gas balloons inflate immediately prior to the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race (Oct. 1, 2005).

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Balloon Fiesta!

a hot air balloon gets off the ground at the 2004 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
A balloon launches at the 2004 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Chamisa in the Foothills

chamisa dots the Sandia foothills
The chamisa is probably at its peak right now in the Sandia foothills (from Elena Gallegos Picnic Area).