Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

House Finch

house finch on a dried branch of cane cholla
A little house finch perches on a dried piece of cane cholla.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

New Mexican Church

church in ranchos de albuquerque
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Late Afternoon

gate between elena gallegos picnic area and sandia mountain wilderness
The late afternoon sun shines on the gate between Elena Gallegos Picnic Area and the Sandia Mountain Wilderness.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sandia Hairstreak

sandia hairstreak butterfly
The tiny Sandia Hairstreak is no bigger than a fingernail (that's a blade of grass it's clutching), and is New Mexico's state butterfly. I spotted it the other day. (You can see more photos of New Mexican butterflies here and here).

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

House with Prayer Flags

adobe house with prayer flags
An old adobe house in Albuquerque's North Valley, adorned with prayer flags.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bridge and Shadows

wooden bridge and shadows at elena gallegos picnic area
Wooden bridge, with shadows, along the Cottonwood Springs Trail at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Picnic Table

picnic table in the Jemez
A picnic table in the Jemez's San Antonio Campground is surrounded by melting snow.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tewa Lodge

tewa lodge, a motel along old route 66 in Albuquerque
An old, but still operating, Route 66 "motor court" in Albuquerque.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pueblo Revival

red rocks in the jemez
Looking up at the Monte Vista Fire Station. Formerly a fire station built in Pueblo Revival style, it's now a restaurant in Albuquerque's Nob Hill area.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sandia Moonrise

the full moon rises over the northern end of the Sandias
Last night's full moon as it rose over the northern end of the Sandia Mountains.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Desert Sands

red rocks in the jemez
Current photo of the Desert Sands Motor Hotel sign, along old Route 66 in Albuquerque.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


aztec motel on route 66 in albuquerque
Courtyard wall of the Aztec Motel on old Route 66 in Albuquerque. The motel's exterior has been extensively decorated by one of its residents.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Cholla Fruits

cane cholla with yellow fruits
The bright yellow fruits of cane cholla always seem to be a harbinger of spring.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

White Rock Canyon

looking north along the rio grande
Looking north along the Rio Grande as it cuts through White Rock Canyon.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Fenton Lake Ice

large reeds silhouetted by a frozen Fenton Lake
Large reeds silhouetted by Fenton Lake's snow and ice. It was pretty cold there yesterday.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Green Bottles

green bottles at the aztec motel in albuquerque
Green bottles at the Aztec Motel, on old Route 66 in Albuquerque.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Bars and Chain

nob hill window with chain
Chain hanging in Nob Hill store window, Albuquerque.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Western Scrub Jay

western scrub jay
It's tough to get a shot of one of these guys -- they seem to always be keeping a beady eye on me and my camera.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

WWW in the Wilderness

the web is everywhere, even in the wilderness
Sign in Sandia Mountain Wilderness near the beginning of the Pino Trail. The Web really is everywhere.