Category: Northern 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.


The Turquoise Door

The Turquoise Door

There’s a small domed building near Abiquiu that’s endlessly fascinating to me — I think it’s a shrine or a small chapel. It’s had several incarnations, or at least that’s how it appears to me. The most recent features a turquoise door with sunflowers,yellow chairs, and yellow grass.


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.


Gone to Seed

Dried Sunflowers

Sunflowers, gone to seed, along the Jemez River — with a backdrop of yellow cottonwoods.


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