Highway Sky, Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to create a feeling of what it was like driving in to the Taos Valley today. The highway was highlighted by reflected light from the distant cumulus clouds. The foothills were backlit and very dark. The cumulus clouds were lit by the sun shining above the storm clouds overhead, giving an indication how low the storm clouds really were. And then… the skies opened up and it just now stopped raining here in San Cristobal, five hours later. Thanks for looking. G
Homestead meadow, on the road to Mora, New Mexico. This trip around the block turned into exclamations of “ahh”, “oh my”, “did you see that?” one after another.
“Around the block” might literally be a trip around the neighborhood. It may take an hour or two! On the other hand it may be a day trip or a trip lasting a number of days. No matter it’s length, it is a trip which brings us back home all the richer for the adventure and places we’ve explored, the people we met and locations we experienced. This day was just that. We savored each moment and returned home fulfilled and content. Thanks for looking. G
Willow window shutters. I’ve visited this building in Mora, New Mexico for a long time. I like the simplicity of the composition. I like the break in the shutters and the slight stair stepping of the rock wall. I like the difference between the rock wall and the uniformity of the stucco wall. Thanks for looking. G
Reflections on the red brick Albuquerque, NM. You’re walking around looking for signs of life, architecture, or anything for that matter, then you come across something right under your feet. The sun reflecting off a window on to the red bricks in the courtyard at San Felipe de Neri church, Albuquerque, NM. Thanks for looking. G
Hollyhocks at the Salman Raspberry Ranch Store, La Cueva, New Mexico. The color makes them look almost delicious enough to eat, like the raspberry chocolate they sell in the store just over my shoulder. Yes… we purchased some raspberry fudge, it didn’t make it home. Later, when reviewing the image, I thought they looked as if they were ponying up the bar! Thanks for looking. G
Sunflower sun shower and sky. Yesterday evening in San Cristobal, NM. A short stroll down the driveway, under the sunset, where all the volunteer sunflowers grow, and I give my attention to the moment. A slight rain, the flower, the sky, and this one is in the can. Print it! Thanks for joining me and for looking. G