The weather was gnarly Wednesday morning — a fierce, howling wind coupled with continuous snow. It was also the morning of my second COVID vaccination appointment so there was no way to avoid going out in it. Later, I went out for a rather tentative, snowy walk in the Sandia foothills, and Mother Nature treated me to one of her finest sunsets. The clearing weather seemed to be a metaphor for my growing feeling of, if not full-on normalcy, a freedom I haven’t felt for over a year.
One of my favorite (and oft-photographed) chollas at sunset a few weeks ago.
A few weeks ago, when the light was truly spectacular for all of about 60 seconds. For once, I was in the right place at the right time, with the right camera.
I wish you and yours an especially happy and healthy new year or, at the very least, one that will be much better than 2020 was.
An approaching thunderstorm threatens late summer sunflowers in the Jemez.