Really, there’s not tons of color during a central New Mexican winter — except during sunrise and sunset. This sunset shot was taken from the Sandia foothills a few weeks ago.
Alas, the sandhill cranes have already begun their northward migration.
Storm clouds over the Sandias are lit by the setting sun.
Downtown Albuquerque is framed by a late afternoon sky full of storm clouds.
A sandhill crane comes in for a landing near sunset, at the Bernardo Waterfowl Complex.