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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bullwinkle (the cat)

bullwinkle, the bad boy kitty cat, hides in a bag
Bullwinkle, my bad boy kitty cat, "hides" in a sack. If you look closely at the box to the right, you can see the result of one of his favorite hobbies -- gnawing on cardboard.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Abo Mission Ruins

photo of abo mission ruins
The old mission ruins at Abó, part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

Monday, November 28, 2005


roadrunner in a tree, up close and personal
A roadrunner in a tree, up close and personal. I think it was too petrified to move.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

River of Lights

a yucca at the 2003 River of Lights
A yucca at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden's annual River of Lights display.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Shiprock & the San Juan

the san juan river with shiprock in the background
The San Juan River is in the foreground; Shiprock in the background. This photo was taken several years ago from some indeterminate point in the four corners area -- where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona all meet.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Albuquerque Park

colorful bars at the jack & jill park in albuquerque
A colorful covering over a bench at the Jack and Jill Park in Albuquerque.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Crane Silhouettes

sandhill crane silhouettes
Sandhill cranes -- and their reflections -- are silhouetted at Bosque del Apache.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

White Sands Yucca

yucca at white sands national monument
A lone yucca at White Sands National Monument.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Bosque Sunset

sunset at bosque del apache
Sunset at Bosque del Apache. There weren't as many birds at the pond as I've seen at other times.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Frijoles Canyon Wall

lower frijoles canyon wall
The tuff wall of lower Frijoles Canyon, dotted with the air pockets characteristic of the Jemez area. There are some small "tent rocks" in the foreground as well.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Wood Duck

wood duck at the rio grande zoo
A wood duck at the Rio Grande Zoo (part of the Albuquerque Bio Park).

Friday, November 18, 2005

Western Scrub-Jay

a western scrub jay perches atop a dried cholla branch
A western scrub-jay perches atop a dried cholla branch.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Autumn Sunset

an especially vivid sunset silhouettes Mt. Taylor in the distance
An especially vivid sunset photographed from Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Tree Grows in Tent Rocks

a small tree with yellow leaves seeks light from within the slot canyon at tent rocks
A small tree, with just a few leaves left on it, leans toward the sunlight from within the slot canyon at Tent Rocks Natl Monument.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

view of tent rocks from above, looking southeast
Looking southeast from near the top of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Slot Canyon

the really narrow slot canyon at tent rocks national monument
Looking through part of the really narrow slot canyon at Tent Rocks National Monument. It's just wide enough to walk through at this point.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Gnarled Tree

gnarled tree high above tent rocks
An old, gnarled tree near the top of Tent Rocks Nat'l Monument.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Church in Nambe

sacred heart church in Nambe
Sacred Heart Church in Nambé, New Mexico. A fairly new church built in a traditional style.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Acmon Blue Butterfly

photo of a tiny acmon blue butterfly on an even tinier flower
A tiny acmon blue butterfly. These butterflies are about the size of a small fingernail and have been flitting all over the southwestern end of the Sandia foothills lately.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bird in Autumn

bird at rio grande nature center
I'm sorry to say that I have no idea what kind of bird this is. I saw it at the Rio Grande Nature Center last weekend.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Stucco and Prickly Pear

a stucco wall, with prickly pear cactus in front of it, lit by the late afternoon sun
A stucco wall lit by the late afternoon sun.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Gilman Tunnels

peering out of one of the Gilman tunnels, in the Jemez
Looking out of one of the Gilman Tunnels, in the Jemez.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The Longest Fall

pygmy blue butterfly on a desert marigold
This is a composite of two photos I took yesterday: the desert marigold and western pygmy blue butterfly in the Sandia foothills; and the grass and leaves in Albuquerque's bosque. Don't know that I've ever seen butterflies (or desert marigolds, for that matter) this late in the year before.


Sunday, November 06, 2005

Blue Window

window with blue trim on an orange stucco wall
Love that low, late-afternoon, autumn light!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Jemez Church

red rocks in the jemez
A little church in Cañon de San Diego, not too far from Jemez Pueblo.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Tent Rocks Ponderosa

photo of a large ponderosa at the mouth of the slot canyon at tent rocks
A large ponderosa guards the mouth of the slot canyon at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument near Cochiti Lake.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Fall at Elena Gallegos

autumn at elena gallegos picnic area
Autumn foliage at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area, with the Sandia Mountains in the background.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Santuario Shrine

a shrine across from the Santuario de Chimayo
One of a number of small shrines around Santuario de Chimayó.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Fall in the Jemez

photos of brilliant yellow trees against a backdrop of Jemez red rocks
Bright yellow trees are framed by the red rocks of the Jemez and a brilliant New Mexican sky.
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