Storm across the Plateau. Looking across the Taos Volcanic Field, a storm is brewing. Soon this is the way it will be in northern New Mexico, and it will bring snow. But not today. G
Ute Mountain storm, northern New Mexico. This lone mountain on the Taos Volcanic Plateau has it’s own weather systems and it is always fun to watch the storms move through. Thanks for looking. G
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. A view from the west rim trail looking north upstream on the Rio Grande and the Volcanic Plateau, Taos, New Mexico.
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.
“Road Less Traveled” across the Taos volcanic plateau, enlivened with the added splendor of walking rain, Virga, a mass of streaks of rain appearing to hang under a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground.