The neon on the midway got going just as the sun went down.
A corner post in Albuquerque’s South Valley with sunflowers, morning glories, and a cross. A classic New Mexican summer scene.
A summer thunderstorm threatens the east side of the Sandia mountains.
A small strip of sunlight reveals Mt. Taylor beneath brooding virga clouds.
I haven’t mentioned that I injured my right arm pretty badly while hiking about two months ago. Fortunately my camera was in its case and remained unscathed; I, however, took about 6 inches of skin off the underside of my arm. Thanks to truly outstanding medical care from the Presbyterian Wound Center, I’m well on the road to recovery.
Both my fitness and photography took a hit. I honestly haven’t felt much like taking photos since I hurt myself. Hiking was a total slog the first few weeks after I got back into it and I’m still struggling to get back to the fitness level I had before the accident. Last weekend I attempted the longest hike I’ve done since I injured myself: I went about 2½ miles up La Luz Trail (Sandias, outside Albuquerque). This is the scene that motivated me to go that far — one of my favorites.