Category: Big Sky

O’Keeffe Country

Red Rocks and Chamisa

The chamisa (aka “rabbitbrush” in every other western state) is already blooming up in the Rio Chama Valley, close to Christ in the Desert Monastery.


Meadow View With Wild Irises

Irises high in the Sandias

One of my all-time favorite views (I probably post a photo of this area every single summer), this time with late-blooming irises. Seems like everything bloomed pretty late this year.


Old Church in Taiban

Old Church in Taiban

An old — and much photographed — church in Taiban, along US Highway 60.


La Ventana: The Big View

El Malpais: La Ventana

La Ventana — “the window” in Spanish — is part of El Malpais National Monument, near Grants. Those sandstone bluffs are endlessly fascinating to me.


Rio Puerco Valley Landscape

Rio Puerco Landscape

A classic Rio Puerco valley scene, with Cabezon nestled between and behind two other volcanic plugs. It is said that this area was incredibly green and lush just 150 years ago — it’s very hard to imagine. I think it’s one of the driest parts of New Mexico now.


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