I think of this view as showing the southern end of the Nacimiento mountains — but I might be wrong about that. It might better be characterized as the northern end of the Jemez’s characteristic red rocks and land. Either way, I love the mix of colors and land types in it.
The new year brought us rain, snow, and some lovely clouds over the Sandias this evening.
I went down to San Lorenzo Canyon a few weeks back, when the cottonwoods were still yellow, and captured as many photos as I could.
Here’s a somewhat closer view of the Sandias than last week’s post, with a tiny tram car in the upper left. I took this photo about a month and a half ago, when the high Sandias were quite a bit more colorful than they are now.
The Rio Grande flows through a bosque filled with yellow cottonwoods, with the Sandia Mountains in the background.