The large amount of snow and rain (at least in Albuquerque) that we’ve had since the beginning of the year seems incredibly auspicious. I’ve been antsy and hating winter, wanting to be able to get out more easily, and at the exact same time, I’m so unbelievably grateful for all the snow.
The new year blew in with high winds, cold temperatures — and more snow than we’ve seen in the Albuquerque area for 12 years. This late afternoon scene is one of my very favorite views of the Sandias, taken from the road going up to Bear Canyon. Grateful for a wonderful, moist start to the new year!
It’s hard to believe yet another year is ending. Wishing you excellent health and great happiness in 2019.
Christmas Eve — that most magical of evenings in New Mexico. Wishing you a warm, safe, and happy holiday season!
I walked through Whitewater Canyon on the catwalk years ago … well, to be honest, it was decades ago. I’ve always wanted to go back but it’s been closed every time I’ve tried — seems as if the catwalk washes out every few years.
I finally got back there last week and wow! it was even better than I remembered it. It’s easy to see why it keeps washing out too — it goes through a very narrow slot. (You definitely wouldn’t want to be there if there was even a hint of rain.) And, after all my protestations of the last, no, really the last of the fall photos, here’s yet another. The canyon is lined with sycamores and it appears the leaves dropped only recently.