San Francisco de Asis. Good morning from the Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos. Arguably the most photographed church in the US.
Crescent Moon waxing, San Cristobal, NM. We live on a slight rise with a view south, from east to west, and bordered on the north by the Kit Carson National Forest. The location is excellent for watching moon rises and moon sets, full moons and crescents. Here is a favorite view of this evening’s waxing crescent moon through the bare trees. G
Red Bridge. A car crosses the Taos Junction bridge over the Rio Grande, it’s tail lights illuminate the girders with the Milky Way overhead. Here is the Bridge in White illuminated by the headlights of a vehicle. Both in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, Pilar, New Mexico, and under the starry skies of the Milky Way.
Garcia Park. Making images in the aspens during their peak in Garcia Park, northern New Mexico. Almost a pilgrimage every year, in the fall, for the past 30 years. Here’s an image from a few days ago in another area of aspens with a few leaves hanging in there! This area is a prime location for a fall photo tour of private photography workshop.
The Stand of aspens on the slopes of the Cumbres Pass on the Colorado New Mexico border. At first thought they appear almost afraid to stand alone, gathered in a huddled like posture, creating the feeling of strength in numbers. A subsequent thought occurred to me; what a ‘content’ little grouping of trees! Cheers. G
Sunset Road and the source of the rainbow in the ’65 mph rainbow’ image on September 23, 2016 That’s what I love about a rainbow the source of the light is an equally amazing scene to behold. Thanks for checking in. G
Aspen leaves. There are some areas where the leaves are peaking and some stands of aspen where the few leaves remaining are “hanging in there”. This image was made in Garcia Park in the high country of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, northern New Mexico.
Milkweed, everywhere! At this time of year this humble plant exposes itself unabashedly to the countryside. The seeds, attached to the silky floss, are carried on the wind to the wild places where, this plant thrives. I like the fact that this plant cannot be tamed and readily cultivated, (Standard Oil tried); it is essential to to the existence of the Monarch Butterfly, and sans the Milkweed, no Monarch butterflies. Interesting note: the floss of the plant is used by the Ogallala Comforter Company in manufacturing hypo-allergenic comforters and to help protect the Monarch Butterfly’s habitat. You can read more here. Thanks for looking. G