The new year brought us rain, snow, and some lovely clouds over the Sandias this evening.
A colorful sunrise in the Rio Chama Valley a few weeks ago.
One of my all-time favorite views from the east side of the Sandia Mountains, this time in its fall clothing. (You can see the summer version here.)
I realized when I was up at Valles Caldera last week that it’s been ten years since the Las Conchas fire, which was, up until that point, New Mexico’s largest wildfire. I could never have imagined that the area would be so very green just a single decade later. It’s true that we’ve had an unusually large amount of rain this summer, but still — it’s pretty amazing.
Some of my Jemez posts from the summer of 2011:
The stretch of Highway 550 between Cuba and San Ysidro is one of my very favorites. I was driving home along it a few weeks ago, and loved the way the clouds were spattering light and shadow across the landscape. I stopped, ran across the road, and took a few shots. This is the one I liked best.