Chile ristras and ladders, El Prado. Coming soon to everywhere in New Mexico. I hope you get out here to see them hanging from vigas and portals, accented against adobe walls. Quintessential New Mexico, for all the senses. Thanks for looking. G
Where I grew up chile was the country and chili is what one eats. I’ve since learned my lesson. But not until I did.
Santa Teresita de Jesus Chapel, El prado, NM. Driving by a few weeks ago, I just had to pull over and snap this image. Here’s another image I made in the winter of 1989 that I posted it on my website on a winter’s day in March 2007 and funnily enough it looked like this today when the clouds lifted off the mountain. Bright white snow covered peaks. Thanks for looking. G
Cottonwood shadows, Taos Mountain, from El Prado, NM. Another stop on the way home from the grocery store in Taos. These fields, whether winter, spring, summer, or fall, isolate and enhance our beautiful Taos Mountain. Taking time out to watch the shadows lengthen and reach out towards the mountains, draw me closer to the source of energy we sense in the valley. Thanks for looking. G
Hoarfrost, makes for a glowing crystal tree in the meadows Taos, New Mexico. The hoarfrost coated trees lined the highway into town yesterday morning, an avenue of crystal trees leading to an imaginary crystal palace. Thanks for looking. G
In Taos it is claimed that, “the mountain accepts you or rejects you” those it accepts stay, those it rejects, leave! I believe the mountain embraces all who gaze upon it. The accepting is in the observer who unconditionally embraces what they seek. I have spent 35 years and many hours with the mountain. I have only felt the abundance of life force, in it’s presence, within me. Most of all the mountain is beautiful to gaze upon! Thanks for looking. G
Winter tree light. Those trees in (El Prado) the meadows just north of Taos, NM. Worthy of a drive almost any day of the week when the sun spot lights the valley like this. It adds a lot of warmth at this cold time of year. Warm is warm even if in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for looking. G
Stormy skies and Taos Mountain feature in this familiar view of the mountain and cottonwoods in El Prado, NM. I like the eyes created by patches of sunlight on the mountain looking back at me. Thanks for looking. G
Golden sunlight, El Prado trees. Through the trees in El Prado (the meadows), we caught a glimpse of Taos Mountain, back there, emerging from the clouds. As we pulled out of the gas station, just across the street, we had enough time to grab a few shots of this scene before it was gone. I hope it was a good day in your world today. It was brilliant right here in the golden sunlight. Thanks for looking. G
Cottonwood and snow El Prado, Taos New Mexico. Just a few days ago. Looking out for more to come. Passing through El Prado (the meadows) there are many places to pull over with scenes like this to absorb or to take a breath of fresh air, or to make an image. Thanks for looking. G
Here are the links to some views in El Prado from the last couple of decades. Enjoy. G
The almost full Harvest Moon rising over the Sangre de Cristo foothills at the Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. I waited ten minutes at this location along the highway through El Prado, watching amidst roaring traffic noise, waiting with the camera trained on this spot where the phone app said the moon will rise. The app was correct and I made a sequence of images from the moment it peeped over the trees. As it rose all noise from the highway seemed to cease. I heard birds and crickets and the sound of a light breeze in the trees. The moon silenced my world in that moment. Thanks for looking and continuing to look. G
The Meadows, Taos, New Mexico. I don’t go to my bank very often. I do my banking on line. But when I do this is the view I see as I pull out on to US Highway 64 in El Prado (the meadows) just north of Taos. Beyond the summer greens of the line of red willows is Taos Pueblo land. From here the view is unobstructed to the Columbine – Hondo Wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Thanks for looking. G
Here are a few more images from the bank!
Truck parts at the Overland Ranch, El Prado NM. As some friend of mine (and you know who you are) termed images like this as “What the photo?” I spotted this little vignette and even asked myself “what?” It took me a moment to see past the glare of the bright parts. Any quick guesses? Thanks for looking. G
GMC truck cab shadows, in El Prado New Mexico. Over the years, these trucks have provided loads of photo ops for many photographers and there’s always a new angle if one looks for it. Sadly their demise has been advanced by the proliferation of bombardments of rocks. Still… it will make for plenty more photo ops. The hornets are guaranteed a home for many years more. Thanks for looking. G