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
From the red willows to the mountain. Taos Mountain. One of the most gorgeous views of the sacred mountain, and home of the “Red Willow People” Taos Pueblo. The snow was an added bonus when the clouds cleared this afternoon and the welcomed moisture. Thanks for looking. G
Here’s another view from a ten years ago.
Taos Pueblo Christmas Eve bonfires, an annual event at the Taos Pueblo. For the past five years, Pami and I have gone to El Prado to watch the first spark fly as the bonfires are lit at the Pueblo. This year the buildings were illuminated by the glow from the western sky. In previous years the sky has been encumbered by clouds and last year it snowed. Thus, in this image the “north house” is visible to the far left. The “south house” slightly to the right above the lighted house. The San Geronimo Church is about eight ‘o’ clock from the bright cross on the far right. Thanks for looking and happy holidays. G