Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Moons

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico. This month the full moon rose in and out of clouds. I liked this one depicting the Corn moon weaving it’s way through layers of clouds over the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains where we live. The view from the deck, never disappoints, despite the cloud cover. Thanks for looking. G

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico

Full Moon, San Cristobal Valley, NM

Full Moon, San Cristobal Valley, NM last night, waiting for the exact moment the moon is full and the subsequent eclipse. This image was at 10:44pm when the moon was precisely full. I didn’t see any difference at all that indicated an eclipse, but tonight I’m going to watch for the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn around 10:30pm. If you have binoculars you should be able to spot Jupiter’s moons, though Saturn’s rings maybe a little more elusive to see. Thanks for looking. G

Full Moon, San Cristobal Valley, NM

Crescent Moon, Cloud, Mauve Sky

Crescent moon and cloud in a mauve sky. Hanging over the plateau yesterday evening. I look in the direction where I know the moon should be, but it is lost in a bright sky. I strain my eyes, I know it is there, then… without further ado, there it is! Thanks for looking too. G

Crescent moon and cloud in a mauve sky.

Strawberry Moon Rising, Taos Mountains

Strawberry Moon rising, Taos Mountains, Sangre de Cristos, New Mexico. I dodged a few mosquitoes and noseums yesterday evening in the field to get this shot. Life in the outdoors is is worth a few bugs, but only a few. I added this cyanotype treatment for a different look. Thanks for looking. G

Strawberry Moon rising, Taos Mountains

Full Blossom, Flower Moon, Planting Moon

Full Blossom, Flower, Planting Moon setting, morning in San Cristobal, NM  I thought flower or planting moon was good enough until I saw the blossoms on the flowering crab apple. The moon was setting through the blossoms. Works for me. Blossom Moon! Thanks for looking. G

Full Blossom, Flower, Planting Moon.

Arroyo Hondo Pond, Horses, Moon Set

Arroyo Hondo, and horses with this morning’s moon set reflecting in the pond. A beautiful dawn to behold in northern New Mexico. The moon doesn’t know what day, month, year, decades or millennium it is. It surely doesn’t know that this is the last full moon of the decade reflecting in the pond in Arroyo Hondo. I feel sure it’s as impervious to this fact as the horses in the pasture. I’ll say “good night… good morning moon” for a long time to come. Life goes on. Thanks for looking. G

Arroyo Hondo Pond, Horses. Moon Set

Long Shot, Moon Over The Ridge

Long shot, moon over the ridge. Lives intersect! Characters, families, relatives. Time is immaterial. D.H. Lawrence spent a couple of years at the ranch, six miles up the road from here. There’s a poem from D.H. below. Thanks for looking. G

Long Shot, Moon Over The Ridge

And who has seen the moon, who has not seen
Her rise from out the chamber of the deep,
Flushed and grand and naked, as from the chamber
Of finished bridegroom, seen her rise and throw
Confession of delight upon the wave,
Littering the waves with her own superscription
Of bliss, till all her lambent beauty shakes towards us
Spread out and known at last, and we are sure
That beauty is a thing beyond the grave,
That perfect, bright experience never falls
To nothingness, and time will dim the moon
Sooner than our full consummation here
In this odd life will tarnish or pass away.
D. H. Lawrence – 1885-1930

Taos Mountain Moonrise

Taos Mountain moon rise. Love the moon as it rises behind Taos Mountain on a cold and crisp, clear evening. Take a look outside for the almost full moon and tomorrow’s full moon. Thanks for looking. G

Moon Rising, Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Ladder To The Moon, Ode To Georgia O’Keeffe

“Ladder to the Moon” ode to Georgia O’Keeffe for her birthday today. Born: Georgia Totto O’Keeffe, Nov 15, 1887, Town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, U.S. Died: Mar 6, 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S. She would be 122. It seems like she is ever present in these parts still. I composited this from three images. Thanks for looking. G

"Ladder to the Moon"