Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Nature

Cattail, Monte Vista, NWR, Colorado

Cattail, Monte Vista, NWR, Colorado. A quick trip to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and all I get is a cattail along flooded marshes. There are, of course, thousands of cattails giving sustenance and shelter to wildlife. I chose to single out this particular specimen, a tiny slice of life along the marshes in southern Colorado. Thanks for looking. G

Cattail, Monte Vista NWR, Colorado

Red River Canyon, Bighorn Ram

Red River Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Ram. Took a drive today. We wanted to get out and make a leisurely trip with no motivation or goal except to enjoy the day. As is often the case, when there is no agenda other than to get out in nature, things happen and the day presents itself in all its glory. In Red River Canyon, shortly after we left home, I was able to get up close and personal with this handsome fellow. He seemed unperturbed by my presence. I was able to look into his eyes and see the details in his horns without my camera. The word primordial comes to mind. The elements came together and before we knew it we were heading home having experienced our own backyard with the creatures and locations that make it unique. Thanks for looking. G

Red River Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Ram.

Cold And Frosty Morning, Leaves

Cold and frosty morning, leaves in the driveway preceding a walk through the pasture. The frost is getting thicker and more steadfast. The last ash tree dropped it’s final leaves today. In this picture the elm leaves turn shades of blues under the hard frost and make for a pretty still life. Thanks for looking. G

Cold and frosty morning, leaves in the driveway

Anchor To Beyond

Anchor to beyond. I was photographing the dried plants around the edge of the pasture this morning. I didn’t see the spiderweb at first, holding on. The sun came out from behind a cloud for a moment and there it was, anchored to another plant ten feet away, this shimmering thread. Thanks for looking. G

Anchor To Beyond

Dark-Eyed Junco, San Cristobal, NM

Dark-eyed Junco, in the garden in San Cristobal, NM. This little guy survived my boot as I walked across the deck. I spotted one Dark-eyed Junco on the ground after hitting a window on the house. I picked it up and almost stepped on this bird which flew up on to the patio chair and stayed there. This bird may have hit a window also. It stayed here while and I made some images. The bird I had picked up, was now resting on a fence post in the sun where I left it. The incident concluded with both birds flying off, hopefully not too worse for ware. I’ll be adding decals to the windows to warn these little creatures. Thanks for looking. G

Dark-eyed Junco, San Cristobal, NM.

 

Dragonfly, Frozen, First Snow

Dragonfly, first victim, frozen in the first snow and cold temps. I picked it up this very large dragonfly and thawed it out on the hood of the car. I made a few shots with its very impressive face mask resting on folded legs. Then I laid it in the brush by a tree. Thanks for looking. G

Dragonfly, Frozen, in the First Snow

Milkweed Pod, Seeds And Floss

Milkweed Pod, Seeds and Floss. This particular pod birthed the whole seed group at once. I picked up the pod and it rolled out into my hand. Thanks for looking. G

Milkweed Pod, Seeds and Floss.

Cone Flower, (Retired), Taos, NM

Cone Flower, (retired), Taos, NM. Probably a Black-eyed Susan. From the vast dramatic landscape in yesterday’s image to the intimate details of nature in a decaying flower. Our world always amazes me and I stand staring in awe. Thanks for looking. G

Cone Flower, (retired), Taos, NM.

 

Chipmunk, Rock Meditation

Chipmunk, Rock Meditation. Why meditation? This little guy took a minute to notice our presence. It was so transfixed, that, or the warm afternoon sun made it drowsy. We were able to make a number of images before it snapped out of it and buzzed off! Thanks for looking. G

Chipmunk, Rock Meditation

Desert Heart, Ghost Ranch

Desert heart, Ghost Ranch. Having a little fun with a piece of tree. The half a heart branch was laying there, still, as it was a year or so ago. I photographed it then as well. With nothing better to do yesterday I made this composite. Thanks for looking. G

Desert Heart, at Ghost Ranch