And a sunset sky, from the Rio Grande bosque just south of Albuquerque.
Really, there’s not tons of color during a central New Mexican winter — except during sunrise and sunset. This sunset shot was taken from the Sandia foothills a few weeks ago.
Storm clouds over the Sandias are lit by the setting sun.
Downtown Albuquerque is framed by a late afternoon sky full of storm clouds.
A sandhill crane comes in for a landing near sunset, at the Bernardo Waterfowl Complex.