Category: Jemez

Jemez Sunflowers

Jemez: San Diego Canyon with Sunflowers

An approaching thunderstorm threatens late summer sunflowers in the Jemez.


The East Fork in Valle Grande

East Fork in Valles Caldera

Another view of the East Fork, this time as it crosses under the road into Valles Caldera. The tiny dots in that sliver of light in the background are elk.


Battleship Rock

Battleship Rock

A Jemez landmark, Battleship Rock, with a glowering monsoon sky behind it.


East Fork of the Jemez

East Fork of the Jemez

One of my very favorite places ever, anywhere. As usual, despite the solid blue of the sky in this image, I got caught in a massive thunder/rain/hail storm on the way back. I waited most of it out in the little rock grotto of which I took a photo last year.


Jemez Horse

Horse in a field in Jemez

It’s really hard to take photos of horses. They either run toward or away from you if they think you might have even the tiniest bit of interest in them. So when I saw two horses in this field, I parked where they couldn’t see me and then walked casually along the other side of the road, never looking at them. When I was right where I wanted to take a photo, I quickly crossed the road to hold my camera over the fence and … they were much faster than I was. Especially the horse you can’t see in this photo, who was behind me. The one you can see was definitely the more shy of the two.

It worked out well anyway. I love the line of the fence (and the fence too — could a fence be more New Mexican?) and I love the buffalo gourd and nightshade flowers in the foreground. So all’s well that ends well. Although the horses might not agree since neither apples nor carrots ever materialized.


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