Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: San Cristobal

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM. We have a cast, celtic cross in the garden and a squirrel with a penchant for high places. If he behaves he can use the high perch as often and as long as he likes. But if he keeps eating half the garden … well then … I’ll let the dogs out. Thanks for looking. G

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM

Canyon Towhee, In The Garden San Cristobal

Canyon Towhee, in the garden, San Cristobal, NM. This Canyon Towhee shows up in the garden every spring. I don’t know where it goes to in the winter but just like clockwork it returns in late spring each year. It is the only one of the species I see here. On another note, there is a Townsend Solitaire who just returned to the garden this fall and calls out early every morning. We greet each other daily and it’s become a tradition. Thanks for looking. G

Canyon Towhee, in the garden San Cristobal, NM

 

Harvest Moon Rising, Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Harvest moon rising, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico. A great photo tour today. Thank you Mike. When I got home this was the view of the shimmering, shining, harvest moon rise… out the kitchen window. It will be full tomorrow night. Thanks for looking. G

Harvest Moon Rising, Sangre de Cristo Mountains

 

San Cristobal Valley Evening Light

San Cristobal Valley. Evening light from the kitchen window enhanced with a fun brushstroke app on the iPhone. The wonders of software and the wonder of the New Mexico landscape and light. Thanks for looking. G

San Cristobal Valley evening light

Moonrise, Taos Mountain, San Cristobal

Moonrise, over Taos Mountain from San Cristobal, NM yesterday evening. The moon is 99.9% full tonight but rose well after the clouds dispersed from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, so no photo tonight. I hope you will enjoy this image. It will be a full moon at 6:29am on the morning of Thursday August, 15. Thanks for looking. G

Moonrise, Taos Mountain, San Cristobal

Fallen Leaf, Color On The Stoop

Fallen leaf, color on the stoop. Nice big thunderstorms this afternoon with a good amount of rain, sweet, ground cooling water. Sitting by the window, the cool moist air through the screen is very refreshing. Think I’ll stay here awhile. Thanks for looking. G

Fallen Leaf, Color On The Stoop

Tufted Titmouse, San Cristobal

Tufted Titmouse, San Cristobal, nesting in the studio wall with a blown out, knot hole entrance. I’ve been hearing the excited chatter in the studio for a couple of days now. Especially when the parents return with a beak full of bugs. I stood in the sun for awhile watching both the parents fervently, coming and going. It was hot today. It’s a perfect little nesting site but it concerns me that they are nesting in a wall filled with fiberglass insulation. I’ll plug up the hole when they are fledged. For the time being, I’m glad these two ragamuffins and the family were in a nice, cool spot in the shade. Thanks for looking. G

Tufted Titmouse, San Cristobal

Tufted Titmouse, San Cristobal

Meadow Grasses, San Cristobal

Meadow grasses, summer looking like fall colors in San Cristobal. I’ll be weed eating this lot soon. I’ll enjoy them until then. Thanks for looking. G

Meadow Grasses, San Cristobal

Adobe Home, Magpie Nest, San Cristobal

Adobe home, magpie nest, San Cristobal. This incredible, intricately constructed nest is now a garden curio. The magpies will, no doubt, recycle the materials in to a new nest/adobe home construction next year. At least I hope so. Thanks for looking. G

Magpie nest, San Cristobal

Rainbow, San Cristobal

Rainbow, San Cristobal. We don’t have to go far from home for beautiful vistas. This is our neighbors home glowing at one end of the rainbow. Thanks for looking. G

Rainbow, San Cristobal.