Pilar, New Mexico

Homestead in Pilar NM. This is a fairly recent image although it looks like time stood still at the end of the last century and we happened upon it via a time travel machine. Very much of New Mexico looks a lot like this. Pilar is a vibrant hamlet on the banks of the Rio Grande twenty minutes south of Taos. There are resident artists, bald and golden eagles, beaver, otter and river rafting outfits. Come and visit sometime. Thanks for looking. Oh! … the cross shaped structure is one end of a washing line.

an old homestead in Pilar NM

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

The Cellarium at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire in the north of England. Flash back to October, 2013.  “Fountains Abbey near Ripon, was founded in 1132 by 13 Benedictine Monks. It became one of the largest, richest and the most influential Cistercian abbeys in Britain.” Read more here on the BBC

fountains abbey yorkshire, UK

Here’s another view of the “Cellarium”

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Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds. I made plenty of images of this scene yesterday evening from the garden. I liked the spectacular reds, oranges and yellows of course. However, I actually prefer this exposure after the sun went down, when the light levels were much lower, and the colors more subtle with soft lavender hues. Here’s and image I made on January 22nd 2015 in Pojoaque, NM

lenticular clouds from san cristobal new mexico