Category: Landscapes

Early Monsoon Season

Early Monsoon Season

Seems as if summer’s come earlier to the Sandias than I can remember. Last year, on May 31, I slid down a huge snowdrift not far from this spot; this year the aspens are already leafed out and it looks as if monsoon season’s blowing in close to a month earlier than usual.

If you think you’ve seen this view before, you have — it’s one of my favorites.


Old and Abandoned

An abandoned, decrepit house on the eastern plains of New Mexico

An old house and tree beneath a glowering spring sky.

It looks as if my opportunities to take photos around the state will be a bit limited this year due to COVID-19. I’m using the time to process older photos; I took this one last year on a trip through the eastern plains of New Mexico.


A Truly Delicate Arch

New Mexico's Delicate Arch

A delicate red rock arch in northern New Mexico. It’s much smaller and more delicate than its counterpart in Utah. It’s also very high up; likely impossible to get to without technical rock-climbing skills.


Plaza Blanca Slot

Plaza Blanca Slot Canyon

I went up to the Abiquiu area two weekends ago. I had a bad case of spring fever and being there helped alleviate it. My timing was excellent — even by last weekend I’d adopted “social distancing” enough that I wouldn’t have gone. Theoretically, I could still go out and about … but somehow it doesn’t seem like a good idea.

I went to Plaza Blanca all three days I was there. Canyon country seems to change dramatically every day so it was always a new experience.

For whatever reason, COVID-19 has dropped much more activity into my lap rather than less, so there are still many photos left to be processed from that trip. I am grateful that my life remains rich (although perhaps not so much in the photography realm) but am looking forward to a bit of a break at some point.

Hope all is well with you and your loved ones!


Cerro Pedernal

O'Keeffe Country with Cerro Pedernal in the Background

A classic O’Keeffe country scene, with Cerro Pedernal in the background.


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