Well … the New Mexico State Fair has come and gone already, a sure sign that fall is in the air (even if it is still pretty warm here in Albuquerque).
This rock in the Sandia foothills doesn’t have an official name, but it always looks like a turtle’s head to me. I took the photo shortly before sunset.
Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center sponsors a mandala-making event each winter solstice (or at least, on the Sunday closest to the solstice). The mandalas are made entirely of bird seed, and migrating geese and cranes eat the artwork during the following week. This is a photo of part of a mandala made last year.
In honor of the feast day of Guadalupe, a peeling cardboard Madonna accompanied by Christmas lights.
Two larger-than-life puppets at today’s annual Marigold Parade in Albuquerque’s South Valley.