The large amount of snow and rain (at least in Albuquerque) that we’ve had since the beginning of the year seems incredibly auspicious. I’ve been antsy and hating winter, wanting to be able to get out more easily, and at the exact same time, I’m so unbelievably grateful for all the snow.
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!
It’s hard to believe yet another year is ending. Wishing you excellent health and great happiness in 2019.
I love both lichens and ferns, really love them, and was thrilled to see them side-by-side in the Sandia foothills earlier this month. Both always seem to grow on the north side of rocks in the foothills, in the shade, and that makes it fairly difficult to get a good photo of them together. On this particular day, however, I was using a rented lens — much better than the equipment I usually use — and managed to get a few decent shots.
Probably the last of the fall color for this year (sob!). I took this photo on the aptly named Cottonwood Springs Trail at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. The light was hitting that teeny tiny tram car just right.