Category: Old/Weathered

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:


Ojito Wilderness Sandcastles

Ojito Wilderness Sandcastles

Mounds of striated rock in the Ojito Wilderness look like leftover sandcastles from long, long ago.


Fading Sunflower

Fading Sunflower

I’ve always loved sunflowers (I may have mentioned this before, possibly ad infinitum) but I’ve developed a bit of an obsession the last couple of years with those that are on their way out. They exude happiness (at least to my eyes), even as they fade.


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.


Fallen Cottonwood Leaf in Ice

Fallen Cottonwood Leaf in Ice

A fallen cottonwood leaf entombed in ice in the middle Rio Grande Valley.


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