Category: Mother Nature

Gone to Seed

Dried Sunflowers

Sunflowers, gone to seed, along the Jemez River — with a backdrop of yellow cottonwoods.


Bosque Trail in Fall

Bosque Trail

The bosque in Albuquerque is still pretty green and yellow, and fragrant with the smells of wet dirt and leaf decay.


Storm Clouds and Aspens

Storm Clouds and Aspens

Aspens, ponderosas, and storm clouds in the northern part of the Jemez, near San Pedro Parks Wilderness. It’s been an unusual fall in many ways: the aspens didn’t really turn colors until mid-October (usually they change around the beginning of the month). At the same time, it’s been quite a bit chillier than usual. I took this photo on October 18 — just 9 days ago — and got snowed on about an hour before this moment.


View from Highway 550

Somewhere Between San Ysidro and Cuba

One of my all-time favorite stretches of road: US Highway 550, between San Ysidro and Cuba. I took this photo a couple of days ago. It’s an extraordinarily late/slow fall — chamisa (in the left foreground) usually doesn’t bloom this late.


Taos Junction Bridge

Taos Junction Bridge in Fall

The Taos Junction Bridge, framed by blooming chamisa and red Virginia creeper, crosses the Rio Grande within the Gorge, some miles southwest of Taos. (I’m not completely sure why it’s called Taos Junction since it’s closer to both Carson and Pilar than Taos.) This area is beautiful at any time of the year but perhaps most gorgeous (so to speak) in the fall.


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