Greetings from northern New Mexico. A mobile home in our neighborhood (so New Mexico) with the moon rising over the San Cristobal Valley.
And the next night from the driveway as the moon slinked over the ridge.
The birds I’ve seen the most this winter are always American Kestrels, and this year joining them en masse are thousands of Pinyon Jays. I have never seen so many Pinyon Jays. They are raucous and over the top loud. They devoured the birdseed in the feeders in no time at all. Usually, there is a handful. I’ve added a picture below of one individual.
I couldn’t resist the juxtaposition in a window in the photo below. Everything is for sale. I just take the photo.
Drive-by shooting on the roadside. I do this a lot. Many scenes look like this here in New Mexico. Someone deposits the sofa making it someone else’s problem. If it’s in good condition, it will probably find a home. The fate of the couch is now left up to someone else. The original owner has absolved themselves of any further responsibility and saved themselves the trash dump fee. So New Mexico!
Let’s end with a tranquil scene at Williams Lake in the mountains close to where I live. Last year was the first time I didn’t hike to the lake. It is a favorite hike and will be on the hiking agenda again this year as soon as the snow melts.
I made a print of Valley of the Gods.
Click here to go to the purchase print page. The print is large but I can print it smaller than the sizes shown.
As always, thank you for looking and for all the kind comments and compliments over the last few weeks. Until next week, have a great week. G
14 thoughts on “Mobile Home, The Moon, The Birds, In a Window, On the Roadside”
Such a nice album. We have sofa dumpers in Milwaukee, too. Once it rains, it’s a real problem. Loved your photo of Williams Lake. We hiked to it in 2011 and were proud of ourselves, as we were not sure if the altitude would be a problem – it was not – and despite our getting a late start we hustled down pretty easily. And as it got dark, we were passed by a young man heading up. In shorts. Thanks for the memories. jim
Thank you, Jim. It is the contrasts that make NM. If you are back here and the timing is right let’s go to the lake. You’ll probably have to wait for my slow butt to keep up with you! G
I love the scenes from the ‘hood. As you say, SO New Mexico 🙂
Thank you, Gary. I’m enjoying your posts on FB. G
Another treat of beautiful photographs. The jays have bombarded my feeder to along with hoards of Steller’s jays. Never have seen so many before. Glad you are doing well.
Hi Robbie. It’s so nice to hear from you. I’m so happy you keep looking in. I am well. I hope you are doing well too. I had one Stellar’s Jay. Thank you, Robbie. G
I will send some of mine to your place. Ha.
With pleasure, please do! Thank you Robbie. G
The Williams Lake hike is currently a mess. Between the “new” trail and tree fall, instead of one trail with packed snow, there are a thousand with lots of post holing. If you stay near the “old” trail, it may eventually get better. I’ll try it again next week. Even my sled dog didn’t like it.
Thank you for the info Gary. I’ve seen the trail in bad shape in the past. One July 4 the avalanche snow field was so deep it was difficult to cross especially with my son on my back. We kept sinking up to my thighs. My dogs didn’t like it either. I’ll wait a while! Thanks, Gary. G
Great work, Geraint! Especially like the mobile home. Take care!
Thank you so much, Peter. I hope you are well. I hope your show was a success. G
Great work. Glad we are not the only country where settees (sofas) get dumped. Perhaps it would be better all round if the cost of disposing of these large items was done away with then there’d be no need to dump. Must save money in the long run surely? Rant over. Love your photos.
Thank you Elizabeth. Living in Leeds there was a lot of furniture dumping. Fortunately there is Guy Fawkes night when they mysteriously vanished! I hope you are well in Wales! G