Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Trees

Aspen Woods, Southern Colorado

Aspen woods on the hillside in southern Colorado. Some theories suggest that the ground moved or slid downhill when the trees were young; that there was heavy snowfall in an avalanche or some such thing. I do know that they add a little mystery to the scene as well as beauty. When I was a kid, growing up in Wales and Yorkshire, I spent many hours in the woods. I’m happy to say I still do to this day. Remember to look up the next few days, it’s the Harvest Moon, with Mars. Thanks for looking. G

Aspen Woods, Southern Colorado

Evening Grosbeak, Crabapple Tree, San Cristobal, NM

Evening Grosbeak, in one of our crabapple trees, San Cristobal, NM. Besides colorful hillsides and mountains, fall brings an abundance of food and birds to eat it. This week the Evening Grosbeaks arrived in flocks to indulge themselves of the crabapples. Great individual shots picked out of the thirty or so birds camoflaged by the branches and leaves. Thanks for looking. G

Evening Grosbeak, Crabapple Tree, San Cristobal, NM

Aspen Grove, Clouds, Highway 17, Cumbres Pass, Colorado

Aspen grove, against grey clouds on Highway 17, at the Cumbres Pass, Colorado. Four hours drive away from yesterday’s photo of the day, just over the state line in Colorado, the colors are doing their thing precisely on time. I’ve photographed this scene many times over the last few years. It continues to be a favorite location each Autumn when the aspens light up the hills in the Rocky Mountains. Interesting fact, aspens grow from one root system. They are the largest living organism on the planet. Thanks for looking. G

Aspen Grove, Clouds, Highway 17, Cumbres Pass, Colorado

Lone Tree, Ute Mountain, San Luis Valley

Lone tree with Ute Mountain in the vast San Luis Valley, Colorado. I can’t pass up a lone tree. I keep a folder full on my phone for future photo prospects when the elements come together. I like the animal track, probably a coyote who frequents the nearby hamlet of Mesita, Colorado. Thanks for looking. G

Lone Tree, Ute Mountain, San Luis Valley

Pines, Forest Road 493, Northern New Mexico

Pines, Forest Road 493, on the back roads in northern New Mexico. I can almost hear the little tree saying, “will I be like you when I grow up?” Many trees in this area were wiped out in the Hondo Fire in 1996. Those that survived stand tall. New growth has definitely begun and in the fall the burn area is a most spectacular array of golds, reds, yellows, greens and many tones of rust colors. Thanks for looking. G

Pines, Forest Road 493, New Mexico.

Ash Leaf, San Cristobal, New Mexico

Ash Leaf, San Cristobal, New Mexico. Big winds, which I enjoy, and I know there are many feelings and opinions concerning the wind. This little heart-shaped leaf landed in the garden in the rain. There’s always a little beauty in every perceived demise. Thanks for looking. G

Ash Leaf, San Cristobal, New Mexico.

Hairy Woodpecker, San Cristobal, NM

Hairy Woodpecker, San Cristobal, NM. Apparently these fellow earth dwellers are destroyers of trees. They have stripped the bark off the limbs on an old growth Juniper tree, making short work of it. Today I noticed they’d enlisted the help of the kids to pitch in as well. Such little buggers. I have to believe there is method in their natural world. Thanks for looking. G

Hairy Woodpecker, San Cristobal, NM

Hairy Woodpecker, San Cristobal, NM.

Hawk, Tree, Capulin, San Luis Valley, Colorado

Hawk and tree near Capulin, in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. After almost four months I’m still having fun traveling the endless miles of roads in the San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado. Heading out there again this week. Saddle up Larry, see you soon. Thanks for looking. G

Hawk, Tree, Capulin, San Luis Valley, Colorado

Night Walk In The Park, Taos, New Mexico

Night time walk in the park, Taos New Mexico. There’s a lot of light in the dark. “When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thanks for looking. G

Night time in the park, Taos New Mexico.

 

Spring Blossoms, Downtown Taos, NM

Spring blossoms, downtown Taos, NM. Spring is in full bloom and these trees in blossom are lining the streets, filling the gardens and orchards with color. We made a quick drive out today. I have to say it was a pristine spring day, one of the most glorious we’ve seen in a while. I hope your day was wonderful. Thanks for looking. G

Spring blossoms, downtown Taos, NM.