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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Day of the Year

a cholla cactus is silhouetted by the sunset
A fine sunset marks the last day of the year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Secret Courtyard

a glimpse of a statue at the New Mexico Museum of Art through a gate
A glimpse of a statue in the courtyard of the New Mexico Museum of Art, seen through a wooden gate.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

the plaza in old town albuquerque on christmas eve, 2008
San Felipe Church and the Plaza in Old Town Albuquerque last night.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

three luminarias, aka farolitos, and a silvery winter moonrise
The most magical of all evenings in the Land of Enchantment. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bear Canyon Trailhead

just after sunset in the Sandia foothills
Just after sunset in the Sandia foothills, near Bear Canyon Trailhead.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lone Luminaria

a lone luminaria -- aka farolito
A candle in a paper lunch sack signals the start of the New Mexican holiday season. Santa Feans call them farolitos; but in Albuquerque we know them as luminarias.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dried Thistles

dried thistles in the Sandia foothills, silhouetted by sunset
Dried thistles in the Sandia foothills, silhouetted by this evening's sunset.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Moonrise Over the Sandias

a nearly full moon rises over the Sandia mountains
An almost-full moon rises over the Sandias.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Snow in the Foothills

snow in the Sandia foothills
Finally, after an exceptionally warm fall, the Sandia foothills got some snow.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

BioPark Dragon

The dragon in the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, all lit up for Christmas
The dragon guarding the Children's Garden, part of the BioPark, lit up for the annual River of Lights display.
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