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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Home on the Range...


home on the range, where dinos and jackalopes play
...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.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Gran Quivira


gran quivira ruins
Gran Quivira is south of Mountainair, part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (of which Ab√≥ and Quarai are also a part).
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Monday, August 29, 2005

Windmill and Gazebo


windmill and gazebo in punta de agua
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).
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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Abo Canyon Trains


freight trains in Abo Canyon -- one moving, one still
Trains in Abó Canyon: one moving, one still.
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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Abo Revisited


the main abo ruins as seen from within a more recent ruin
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.
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Friday, August 26, 2005

Home on the Range


grazing cows
Highway 60 between Belen and Mountainair.
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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Abo Ruins


spanish mission ruins at abo
Old Spanish mission ruins at Abó, near Mountainair.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Church and Sunflowers


San Antonio church in Tajique
San Antonio Church in Tajique, during sunflower season.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Carrizozo Golf Course


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.
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Monday, August 22, 2005

Canyon Confluence


confluence of canyons carved by the rio guadalupe and the west fork of the jemez
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).
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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bears R Us


chainsaw-carved bears in ruidoso
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.
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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Carrizozo Freight Train


a freight train heads north out of carrizozo
A freight train heads north out of Carrizozo, New Mexico, under cloudy skies.
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Friday, August 19, 2005

Field of Coneflowers


field of yellow 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.
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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Guadalupe Gorge


looking north through the 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.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

On the Mesa


near san ysidro
Just off US 550, near San Ysidro.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Elena Gallegos Sunset


sunset at elena gallegos picnic area
Last night's sunset at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. It really was this colorful.
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Monday, August 15, 2005

Tall Grass and Moon


tall grass at sunset
Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque. It had just rained and the air was cool and fragrant.
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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Atlantis Fritillary


atlantis fritillary butterfly
Found this little guy on the east side of the Sandias today, near Cienega trailhead.
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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dragonfly


dragonfly at the Rio Grande Nature Center
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.
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Friday, August 12, 2005

Frog and Lily Pads


frog and lily pads
A little green frog perches upon a lily pad at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden.
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Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Pilgrimage


in search of the perfect photo
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.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Photographer


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.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Painted Lady


a painted lady butterfly atop goldenrod
A painted lady butterfly rests on goldenrod. I happened upon her on the Sandia Mountains' Tree Spring Trail a few days ago.
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Monday, August 08, 2005

Big Sky and Skulls


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.
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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Tree Spring Trail

at the top of tree spring trail, in the Sandia mountains
Looking south from the top of Tree Spring Trail, Sandia Mountains (near the Crest).
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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Stone Hut


stone hut in the Sandias
A stone hut in the Sandia foothills, near the La Luz trailhead.
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Friday, August 05, 2005

Summer Rainbow


summer rainbow over southeast Albuquerque
Looking east towards Tijeras Canyon: a rainbow (with a hint of a double) arches through the summer sky.
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Thursday, August 04, 2005

La Fonda Hotel


red rocks in the jemez
The dining room at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.
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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Another Windmill


windmill near raton
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.
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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Alvarado Transportation Center


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.
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Monday, August 01, 2005

Common Buckeye


common buckeye butterfly
A common buckeye butterfly at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden.
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