Category: Winter

My Watermelon Mountains

My Watermelon Mountains

A view of the Sandias at sunset from Albuquerque’s west mesa. Sandia means watermelon in Spanish, and it’s at this time of the year that I most often remember how they got their name.


Snow and Ice in the Sandias

Icy Sandias

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.


Happy Snowy New Year!

Snow in the Sandia Foothills

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!


Christmas Eve

Jemez Luminarias

Christmas Eve — that most magical of evenings in New Mexico. Wishing you a warm, safe, and happy holiday season!


Ring-Necked Duck

Ring-Necked Duck

A ring-necked duck and its reflection in a bosque pond.


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