Most of the waterfowl at Bosque del Apache have left for parts north already; their absence seems to make the beauty of the landscape more noticeable. Or maybe it was simply a beautiful late winter day in southern New Mexico.
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.