Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

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Yucca Bloom, Rio Grande Gorge Rim

Yucca bloom, on the Rio Grande Gorge Rim at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The blooms are plentiful this year. The potential for the flowers to manifest is great, but… the Bighorn Sheep seem to enjoy yucca blooms very much. They bite the succulent heads off them and leave the rest. The evidence? Their droppings in the vicinity of a number of the plants. We’ll be back up there again tomorrow so I’ll get to do some more sleuthing. Perhaps we’ll see some flowers like these I posted from Monument Valley, Arizona As always thanks for looking. G

Yucca bloom, on the Rio Grande Gorge Rim at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

Sheep’s Crossing, Rio Grande, Ute Mountain

Sheep’s Crossing on the Rio Grande, is below me to the left, with Ute Mountain straight ahead, in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. It’s beautiful out here on the rim of the gorge watching the early morning light reach down into the canyon. The snow melt in the high country is making for great runoff and the subsequent river rafting season. Join me on a photo tour/workshop. Thanks for looking. G

Sheep's Crossing on the Rio Grande, with Ute Mountain.

Rural Southern Colorado, Ute Mountain, Barn

Rural southern Colorado, Ute Mountain, barn. Gorgeous skies and the last snow fall across the valley. Hopefully not the last snow of the winter. This was less than a week ago. Today all the snow is gone and temps were in the mid 50’s F. The ice was gone on the lake. I was standing on the same ice a week ago. Today felt like the refreshing, first day of spring. Thanks for looking. G

Rural Colorado, Ute Mountain Barn

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico. The tree and numerous others, flank the old volcano on the Taos Volcanic Field. The direction of the prevailing wind is quite obvious. No wind today though at Ute Mountain, just cold. Thanks for looking. G

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico

National Monument Day Out

National Monument day out. Days out on the road are memorable, some days more so than others. In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument around Ute Mountain it can be sublimely memorable. The silence is palpable; the peace and tranquility immeasurable and the history is no further than I am able to imagine. Thanks for looking. G

National Monument Day Out

Ute Mountain Clouds, Northern New Mexico

Ute Mountain Clouds, on the Taos Volcanic Field, northern New Mexico. Not much rain from the monsoons where we live, but the afternoon cloud buildup makes for some fine images. Thanks for looking. G

Ute Mountain Clouds, Northern New Mexico

Ute Mountain From Wild Rivers Area

Ute Mountain from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Recreation Area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. An image made in April with a little dusting of snow on Ute Mountain. Thanks for looking. G

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Field Geometry On The Plateau

Field geometry on the plateau in southern Colorado. I love it when I discover something that was one thing, in this case a gate, which now takes on another form. The beauty of it, there is a life’s worth of new work out there waiting to be found. Thanks for looking. G

Field geometry on the plateau

Ute Mountain Corral

Ute Mountain Corral. Ute mountain, an extinct volcano stands like a beacon on the plateau. I like the way the white corral encircles the foreground as if guarding the mountains place in time. Thanks for looking. G

Ute Mountain Corral

Morning At Ute Mountain

Morning at Ute Mountain in the Taos Volcanic Field (Plateau). On a photo tour last week we watched the sun rise over the Sangre de Cristos and light up the Rio Grande Gorge. As the sun rose, the shadows retreated across the plateau and revealed the dome of Ute Mountain rising some 3000 feet above the floor of the San Luis Valley in the Volcanic Field. The extinct volcano is an extraordinary feature of the northern New Mexico and southern Colorado landscape and features in a number of my photographs of the area. This day was no exception. It is one of my favorite places to visit. Thanks for looking. G

Morning At Ute Mountain