Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Snows

Red Willow Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

Red Willow, Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo. On a snowy New Mexico afternoon we took a drive around the neighborhood. The red willows were glowing warm along an acequia (irrigation ditch) that runs through the valley. The day was shrouded mostly in shades of grey, until we came across this scene. I love where we live. We get to drive through scenery like this on our commute. Thanks for looking. G

Red Willow Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain. I know it’s halloween, but… christmas decorations already? Tomorrow I anticipate christmas music in the stores and restaurants. Spending time in solitude and inward reflection sits right with my Celtic nature. I have some plans for numerous days in the field with bright mornings and early sunsets. Nights out under the stars with the camera, then back to the hearth to nurse a nice glass single malt. Thanks for looking. G

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain

Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Last Light

Sangre De Cristo Mountains, last light from the Arroyo Hondo Valley, NM. On the drive home this evening we pulled over a few times. When the sun had set, the light levels on the mountains gave “twilight” a whole new meaning. Thanks for looking. G

Sangre De Cristo Mountains, last light

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado. On a photo tour/workshop last week we stopped in here at this location that afforded us this view. Sandhill cranes were foraging in the red willows. There were a couple of dozen seagulls, a blue heron aloft in a cottonwood, and a variety of ducks and geese along the shoreline. Thanks for looking. G

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado

Clearing Storm, Warm Winter Light

Clearing storm, warm winter light. As the storm lifted, the soft light from a sun was dying to break out from the clouds. It hinted at a mild winter day to come. Not! The temps dropped again and shortly thereafter… the hand warmers came out. I also added a couple of warmers with an elastic band to the battery compartment. Thanks for looking. G

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Sangre de Cristo Light On Snow Capped Peaks

Sangre de Cristo light on snow capped peaks. Following the golden glow and drama on the peaks in yesterday’s image, this reddish color glimmered as the last moment. Thanks for looking. G

Sangre de Cristo mountains sunset

Garden Buddha, Warm Winter Blanket

Garden Buddha, warm winter blanket, San Cristobal NM. In today’s slightly higher temperatures the statue has a fully formed apron of slumped snow. Tomorrow the Buddha will have stocking feet! Thanks for looking and stay warm where you are. G

Garden Buddha, Warm Winter Blanket

Red Willow, Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

Red willow and a cottonwood on the hill in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. I posted a photo of this same scene on November 1st. The snow fall was a lot heavier yesterday in the image below. In this image the red willows have taken on a luminous glow. The red willows willows are abundant throughout Taos County. Taos Pueblo is the home of the Red Willow People. Come visit! Thanks for looking. G

Red Willow, Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

Cottonwood, Red Willows, Mountain Snow

Cottonwood, red willows and mountain snows, the latter making for a good start to winter. The earth and sky inseparable. The cottonwood leaves, touched by the breeze, grace the ground and gild the red willows, that line the acequia, like ornaments. In spring the ancient irrigation channels will deliver the snow melt, rushing from the mountains, to the fields and trees in the valley. As winter takes a deeper hold, the pace slows, the days grow shorter and life retreats within, for what the Irish writer John O’Donohue refers to as “spring secretly at work within the heart of winter” of restoration and rejuvenation. Thanks for looking. G

Cottonwood, Red Willows, Mountain Snow

John O’Donohue: Thresholds

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Ojo Sarco, High Road To Taos

Ojo Sarco Valley church on the High Road to Taos. Surrounded by the tops of the colorful cottonwoods with a backdrop of the juniper and piñon hills and the snow covered Jicarita Peak. It was a splendid time to visit this area just after the first snowfall. Thanks for looking. G

Ojo Sarco, High Road to Taos