Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. This week the Rio Grande and surrounding views.
I’m sitting here with my foot elevated, looking out the window on our valley. The snow is blowing in high winds and chilling the air dramatically. The wind is breaching the gaps wherever it can.
Things are healing nicely with the surgery on my foot. Thank you for all the well wishes. They are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Throwing a virtual dart at the archives this week, I came across the first image of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge shrouded in a rare, early morning fog. I decided to pull a few more pictures from that folder and add them below.
I won’t be going very far for the next few weeks. I hope to make it to the Monte Vista NWR for the return of the sandhill cranes in mid-march. Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy my revisiting the archives with me.
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge carries US Highway 64 across the canyon and river 600 feet below. Highway 64, the other mother road, has one terminus in the Outer Banks, NC and the other at Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. I’ve driven this section of the road, many times, to its western terminus. It passes through scenic areas with many opportunities for image making. In my humble opinion, unless you like abandoned motels, gas stations, and 1960’s era neon signs (all great subjects in their own right), on Route 66, take US 64 for the more scenic route.
Lastly, a view acros the gorge to Taos mountain. A gorge bush!
As always, thank you for looking, and thank you again for all the well wishes. G
22 thoughts on “Rio Grande, Bridge, Canyon, Tree. 02-22-2023”
Gorgeous as always Geraint! Wishing you speedy healing!!
Thanks so much, Carol. G
Mending. Milestone one today, stitches removed. Thank you, Patricia. G
Wonderful images! “Gorgeous” Gorge is a natural fit🙌
Thank you, Jim. I agree! G
continue the recuperation!
Thanks so much, Carlos. I hope you are well. G
Being new to your art, going through your archieves works for me.
I have an affection and admiration for trees who live their whole life in one spot on Earth.
Thank you for sharing with us your beauty and absolute perfection in every photo.
So glad to learn that you are mending right on schedule.
Thank you, Joy. I appreciate your comments and compliments. On the mend. Be well. G
Stunning pics and brings back great memories our trip to NM!
Get better soon.
Thanks so much Francine. I hope it isn’t your last trip. Best wishes. G
Very good to hear the recovery is going well. Thanks for sharing the many diverse photo compositions
Everything is going according to the plan. Thank you, Mara. G
Hi my favourites from todays. The bridge the frosty river and the George Bush.
Look after yourself love Alison.
Pami is looking after me so well. Should be able to put weight on it this weekend, then I can help my self. Thank you Alison. G
Hi Geraint, I really like the one of you standing on the bridge. It is a little scary, because it feels so high up! But the image in the phone is so clear. We hope you feel better after surgery. Patience with our bodies is key, and then we are back to our old, somewhat spoiled, selves again, bouncing around. That’s how I am at least. Best, Adam and Alexis
Thank you so much Adam and Alexis, for your well wishes, comments and compliments. I stay off the bridge as much as possible. It’s a long way down and shakes like Elvis when trucks roll over. G
I am glad to hear your foot is healing, and I’m grateful for where your archive dart landed this week. US64 is special to me – I traveled it extensively when I lived in NC, and my grandparents lived right on the highway where it passed through Cimarron. I’ve traveled it through NM and AZ several times.
I’m thinking about driving it back to NC sometime in the not too distant future.
And of course, my love of heights is fed by standing in the middle of the RG Gorge bridge and feeling it shake as traffic passes by!
Thanks as always for sharing your work and experiences with us.
Cheers – G.
Thank you so much, Gary. I’m glad to hear your tales of US 64. I’ve not taken it any further east of NM but did contribute to a story a few years ago on the mother road. So I know a little more than I did on the easterly portion. Cheers, Gary. G
Beautiful! I love looking at your photos ~ enjoy them very much. Brings New Mexico to me ~
Hope your surgery recovery continues well! Take care ~
Thanks so much, Elaine. Getting better every day. G