Category: Big Sky

Setting Sun on the Sandias

Setting Sun on the Sandias

I care less and less for winter with each passing year. This one has been particularly tough for me because it’s been colder than usual. (But also wetter than usual — and I’m so very grateful for that!)

On the other side of the coin, it’s right around this time of the year that the light from the setting sun is most beautiful on the Sandias. I fall for that soft warm light every time.


Bosque Tree at Sunset

Bosque Tree at Sunset

A bare tree in Albuquerque’s Rio Grande bosque. Hawks and eagles often hang out here.


My Watermelon Mountains

My Watermelon Mountains

A view of the Sandias at sunset from Albuquerque’s west mesa. Sandia means watermelon in Spanish, and it’s at this time of the year that I most often remember how they got their name.


Happy Snowy New Year!

Snow in the Sandia Foothills

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!


The End of Another Year

Clearing Storm Over the Sandias

It’s hard to believe yet another year is ending. Wishing you excellent health and great happiness in 2019.


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