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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ghost Ranch Lawn Chairs

lawn chairs under a tree at Ghost Ranch
Lawn chairs under a tree at Ghost Ranch.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Embudo Canyon Cottonwoods

Cottonwood leaves starting to change color in the Sandias
In the Sandias' Embudo Canyon, cottonwood leaves begin to change color.
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Monday, September 25, 2006

Otero Canyon Wildflowers

yellow and purple wildflowers line the walls of Otero Canyon
Bright wildflowers line the walls of Otero Canyon in the Manzanitas.
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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Globemallow Blossoms

orange globemallow blossoms
Globemallow, an orange wildflower with multiple blossoms, up close and personal.
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Friday, September 22, 2006

Dusky Penstemon

looking out over Albuquerque and environs from high on La Luz trail
A cluster of dark purple penstemon blossoms at Sandia Crest, which I know as "dusky penstemon" (Penstemon whippleanus), is probably the last we'll see this year.
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Thursday, September 21, 2006

The First Day of Fall...

looking out over Albuquerque and environs from high on La Luz trail
...isn't until tomorrow, but it snowed at Sandia Crest last night! Looking down from the Crest, you can see a ribbon of white, which is La Luz covered with snow.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Donald Duck Rock

The rock formation along La Luz trail in the Sandias, sihouetted by the sun
A rock formation along La Luz Trail in the Sandia Mountains, popularly called Donald Duck, is silhouetted by bright autumn sunshine.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Fall Is On Its Way!

An assortment of leaves that are starting to turn, with a granite background
The leaves are starting to turn, up near Sandia Crest. (Fall is my absolutely most favorite season.)
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Monday, September 18, 2006

Self Portrait

self portrait of the photographer
Self portrait (sorta) of yours truly, coming down from La Luz one late afternoon.
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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sandia Aspens

the aspens are starting to turn, high in the Sandias
High in the Sandias, the aspens are already starting to turn (and the air is pretty nippy too).
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Saturday, September 16, 2006

La Luz Lens Flare

Picnickers on the very rocky La Luz Trail, in the Sandia mountains, are highlighted by lens flare
Picnickers on the very rocky La Luz Trail, in the Sandia mountains, are highlighted by lens flare.
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Paintbrush and Yucca

Indian paintbrush and a blade of blue grama grass, with a background of yucca leaves
Indian paintbrush and a blade of blue grama grass, with a background of yucca leaves.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Fenced Descanso

a descanso with a fence, on Albuquerque's southwest mesa
A descanso with a fence, on Albuquerque's southwest mesa.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

San Diego Wildflowers

autumn wildflowers in San Diego Canyon, along the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway
Fall wildflowers in the red-rock country of the Jemez.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Old Town Gazebo

the gazebo in Old Town Albuquerque, surrounded by prayer flags
The gazebo in Old Town Albuquerque's plaza, surrounded by prayer flags.
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Monday, September 11, 2006

Frijoles Canyon Wildflowers

Cholla and wildflowers in a meadow leading up to the tuff walls of Frijoles Canyon
Cholla and wildflowers in a meadow leading up to the tuff walls of Frijoles Canyon, at Bandelier National Monument.
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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Doors and Hollyhocks

Pairs of doors lined up against a stucco building in Taos are framed by hollyhocks
Pairs of doors lined up against a stucco building in Taos are framed by hollyhocks.
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Friday, September 08, 2006

Abandoned Chair

An abandoned chair within the ruins of an adobe building, as seen through a window
An abandoned chair within the ruins of an adobe building, as seen through a window.
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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Pickup With Sunflowers

an old pickup truck, partly obscured by sunflowers
An old pickup truck in the town of Mora is partially obscured by sunflowers.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Taos Pots

Three large pots overlook a Taos courtyard
Three large pots overlook one of many courtyards in Taos.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sacred Datura

a large white datura blossom fills the frame
The datura (also known as jimsonweed or moonflowers) has been quite spectacular this year.
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Monday, September 04, 2006

Datura and Chamisa

looking out over Albuquerque and environs from high on La Luz trail
White datura blossoms framed by almost-ready-to-bloom chamisa, with the Sandias in the background. This has been the most incredible year for wildflowers.
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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mountain Reflection

The mountains of northern New Mexico are reflected in a pond near Questa
The mountains of northern New Mexico are reflected in a pond near Questa.
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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Crest Spur Trail

wildflowers frame the junction of the Crest Spur and La Luz trails, near Sandia Crest
Near Sandia Crest, wildflowers frame the junction of the Crest Spur and La Luz trails.
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Friday, September 01, 2006

Cows at Valle Grande

cows grazing in the valles caldera
Cows graze in Valle Grande, which officially became the Valles Caldera National Preserve at the end of 2000. The caldera is an ancient volcanic crater.
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