Red barn San Luis Valley with Ute Mountain. The barn was very red all over, and now sits there hosting hawks, owls and the occasional photographer, and fading to a wonderful patina fitting of all old barns out there.
Swainson’s Hawk, San Luis Valley, Colorado. We stumbled across this beautiful creature and made a few images while it let me know, in no uncertain terms, that I was encroaching on it’s nesting territory. There were many hawks this day and any approach seemed to entice them from the nest, to abandon the chicks in order to distract us intruders. We moved on and left them to their familial duties.
Abandoned building one foggy morning in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.
San Luis, Colorado, Shady Nook Cafe. Not that the cafe is named “shady nook’ rather it’s a cafe with a shady nook to enjoy a morning coffee. On the road this week for a five day photo tour of southern Colorado and eastern New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G
Ute Mountain Twilight, coming home from Colorado this evening, not far now!
Ute Mountain emerges from the clouds after last weekend’s snow storm. Ute Mountain is north of Taos on the road to Colorado and often appears protruding, fin like, moving through the clouds. It also creates it’s own weather system. I’ve often seen rain and snow falling solely on the dome of this extinct volcano, a major geological feature in the Taos Volcanic Field/Plateau. Here is another image of Ute Mountain.
Home on the range in southern Colorado. Another visit to this wonderful location just over the border in Colorado on a recent photo tour. This abandoned homestead looked a little different on a previous visit.