Category: Jemez

East Fork of the Jemez (Hidden Edition)

East Fork of the Jemez

A friend and I scouted out a more or less hidden part of the East Fork — my absolutely most favorite body of water in the world (even if it is really small) — on Labor Day. We splashed through water and clambered over rocks and, even though I’m sure many consider us “older women,” got to feel like wildly intrepid explorers for a day.

Monsoon Season in the Jemez

Monsoon Season in the Jemez

Storm clouds moving in over the red rocks across from Walatowa Visitor Center (Jemez Pueblo).

East Fork Coneflowers

Coneflowers along the East Fork of the Jemez

Coneflowers along the East Fork of the Jemez. There were gazillions of wildflowers there a few weeks ago.

Valles Caldera: Barn and Corral

Barn and Corral at Valles Caldera

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:

Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

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.

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