Mountain storms and snow with heavy rains on the Mesa moved in thick and fast today. Tonight, the sky is clear and the almost full moon is shining like a spotlight.
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’s another image of Ute.
White House Ruin, in the picturesque San Cristobal valley, in northern New Mexico. The recent snow blanketed the valley and made this abandoned building look almost homely and inhabited again. All it needed was smoke rising from a stove pipe.
Remnants of a cornfield in the shadow of Taos Mountain. Springtime in the rockies reveals the remnants of past seasons overlaying the new, with a reminder that winter was in there somewhere as the transitory time of renewal.
Clouds Lifting On Taos Mountain. The temperatures over the last few days in Taos and it’s environs have reached 72 degrees Fahrenheit, (22.2 degrees Celsius) with lots of sunshine. A big shift from a couple of weeks ago in the scene above. Thanks for looking. G
Raptor nest in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Although this tree has fallen and the nest is close to the ground, from time to time, I come across images that remind me of what a great location this is. Over the many years that I’ve conducted photo tours in this area my guests really respond to it’s location, it’s serenity and vastness. Here is another view of the nest on a winters night when we made a trip there under the full moon.