Yesterday, Pami, myself and friends, Chris and Carla, made a trip to beyond, the back of beyond. We have future plans for more trips back, to the back of beyond. Much of the trip was spent driving Arroyo del Cobre, north of Abiquiu, NM. The arroyo narrowed considerably, until, what can marginally be called a road clambered out of it to a bench. After more sandy driving and choking dust we arrived at an artesian spring in a boggy meadow. Later, we visited an ancient petrified river bed and this shady ledge with a cave, probably dug many years ago by a prospector. There are camps and hunting grounds of indigenous peoples, strewn with artifacts, in this land of red rocks. These days, hundreds of bonsai junipers and tranquility abide. Chris said “we are geological time travelers”. Thanks, Chris and Carla for being our guides. Thanks everyone for looking. G
14 thoughts on “Cave View, New Mexico Back Country”
Thank you Melissa. G
Oh, my. The bottom photo is my favorite, I think I know that tree.
Mostly for the record of a great day out, “Far from the Madding Crowd” I did make a few images with my camera, these are with my cell phone camera, for the record. I like to immerse myself in a place with few distractions then go back. Of course, sometimes first impressions can often account for impressive images. Thanks Larry. G
Fantastic commentary and crystal clear photos. Your description kept pulling me in further and further.
Glad to have you tagging along. Thank yo Jamie. G
Looking out is what we are good at the moment. Love the tree nature’s sculpting.
Keep on looking out. Thanks Alison. G
Thank you Sandy. G
Oh, what a fine drive. Your pictures are beautiful from the cave. Love the texture of the tire tracks. Breathtaking!!
There are so many more places out here and it will probably replace any vacation this year and possibly will be one of the best vacations ever. Thank you Julia. G
Visited Santa Fe years ago with my Dad and brother. Bought a few post cards here and there. Got home and realized 3 were photos by Geraint Smith. That close up of the buffolo’s eye remains a favorite. Been following GS daily photo posts ever since, with my 89 yo Dad periodically printing a GS photo to put on his fridge for a while. Even had a chat about your work with a photographer at The Torpedo in Alexandria. We often talk about another SF visit and doing a GS photo tour. Til then, thanks Geraint for sublime posts during these hard times.
What a great story Gra. This is so good to hear. I’m honored you took the time to write and share this with me. It’s a small world and a beaituful one. Please give your father my greetings and best wishes to you and your family. I look forward sharing more of my images with you and your dad. Thank you Gra. Geraint