Category: Mother Nature

Plaza Blanca Slot

Plaza Blanca Slot Canyon

I went up to the Abiquiu area two weekends ago. I had a bad case of spring fever and being there helped alleviate it. My timing was excellent — even by last weekend I’d adopted “social distancing” enough that I wouldn’t have gone. Theoretically, I could still go out and about … but somehow it doesn’t seem like a good idea.

I went to Plaza Blanca all three days I was there. Canyon country seems to change dramatically every day so it was always a new experience.

For whatever reason, COVID-19 has dropped much more activity into my lap rather than less, so there are still many photos left to be processed from that trip. I am grateful that my life remains rich (although perhaps not so much in the photography realm) but am looking forward to a bit of a break at some point.

Hope all is well with you and your loved ones!


Sandia Hairstreak, 2020 Edition

Sandia Hairstreak, 2020 Edition

After two years of a very sparse showing in the month of March (so sparse last year I thought I was watching an extinction!), Sandia hairstreaks are out in force this spring. I might add they seem to be making up for lost time — I’ve seen more duos chasing each other this year than ever before. I am so happy to see the little guys! And I’m happy to see spring arriving as well.


Cerro Pedernal

O'Keeffe Country with Cerro Pedernal in the Background

A classic O’Keeffe country scene, with Cerro Pedernal in the background.


Bosque Pond at Golden Hour

Bosque Pond at Golden Hour

There are still a few mallards, coots, and Canada geese left in this Rio Grande Bosque pond. This is a very classic central New Mexican winter scene — i.e., with muted colors despite the golden light — which makes me long for spring.


Hasta la Vista!

Snow Geese Flying North

Snow geese on their way north, the first time I’ve seen them in a couple of years.


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