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Bighorn Sheep, Snow Geese And Tipis. 12-13-2023

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. This week Bighorn Sheep, Snow Geese, and Tipis. Something warm and cold for a cold and snowy winter’s day here in northern New Mexico.

Bighorn sheep in the warm light on the canyon wall
Bighorn sheep in the warm light on the canyon wall.

If you can’t find them in the above image, here’s a closer look.

Bighorn sheep on the canyon wall close up
Close-up of the cliff dwellers.
Ram in the snowy Rio Grande Gorge
A ram in the Rio Grande Gorge.
Ram in the warm sunlight
Ram in the warm sunlight on the Gorge Rim.

On to the Snow Geese in the Bosque del Apache where the days are often warmer on days where it is cold and snowing elsewhere.

Snow goose landing on a warm winter's day in the Bosque del Apache
Snow Goose landing on a warm winter’s day in the Bosque del Apache.
Snow goose
Snow Goose, incoming, Bosque del Apache, NWR, NM.

And their cousins the Canada Geese in flight traveling north along the river through the Rio Grande Gorge south of Taos, NM.

Canada Geese in the Rio Grande Gorge Taos
Canada Geese.

I found this picture of a tipi I shot in the winter of 2008. I’d forgotten how much I liked it.

Tipi in snow, Taos NM
Taos Tipi in snow.
Tipi tops
Hot and cold Tipi tops, Taos, NM.
Tipis and a New Mexico sunset.
Tipis and a warm New Mexico sunset.

Our neighbor’s tree was warm and cold outside the dining room window a moment ago.

Tree and foothills, San Cristobal, NM
Tree and foothills, San Cristobal, NM.

As always thanks for looking, your comments, compliments, and all the well wishes.
Stay warm where you are. G

15 thoughts on “Bighorn Sheep, Snow Geese And Tipis. 12-13-2023”

    • Thanks so much, Larry. I’m living the Bosque through you and my own pictures this year. I hope to make it there in late January. Cheers. G

  1. Tipis on fire bet it’s cosy in the snow imagine cosy colourful blankets inside. Goats amazing climbers.
    Ram Beautiful Thankyou hope you all doing ok Alison.

  2. Snow Goose Thanksgiving with “Rain of Gold” author Victor Villasenor, Carlsbad, Calli. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Back in the late ’90’s I attended and it was so nice to see the real life characters from his books in attendance.

    I don’t remember ever seeing a Snow Goose so I never knew just how beautiful they are. Thank you, Geraint for reminding me of happy memories.

  3. Your photography is always stunning … they each seem to jump off the page. They are enchanting, illuminating, and revealing… there’s often a surprise in each one. Thanks for your brilliant eye and great work, Geraint


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