Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Winter

Winter, Hay Bales, San Luis Valley, CO

Winter, hay bales in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Flash back to winter this time last year, 2019. These monumental structures are scattered around the San Luis Valley. Some are larger than this. Monolithic hay bales stacked very precisely. Stonehenge comes to mind… all tidied up! Thanks for looking. G

Winter Hay Bales, San Luis Valley, CO

Taos Mountain, Arroyo Hondo, Cottonwood

Taos Mountain, cottonwood, red willows in the Arroyo Hondo valley. I’ve said it before, some times it’s just about what’s there in front of you. This scene presents itself often. So, while the cottonwood is front and center, with scattered homes on the hill sides, it’s not so bad a feast for the eyes. All capped off by Taos Mountain. (Pueblo Peak). Thanks for looking. G

Taos Mountain, Arroyo Hondo, cottonwood

Celtic Stone Cross, Last Snowfall, San Cristobal

Celtic stone cross, last snowfall, San Cristobal, NM. I like it’s shoulder pads and helmet. I think it looks like a samurai, ready to face all comers. Solid in all conditions. I like the warm glow on the stone. I really like Celtic Crosses… Ok! I’m rambling. Thanks for looking. G

Celtic stone cross, last snowfall, San Cristobal, NM.

Minimalism, In The Winter Woods Today

Minimalism, in the winter woods today. This solitary shrub drew me deeper in until it was the only thing. Then I made this picture. Thanks for looking. G

Minimalism, In The Winter Woods Today

Pinto Pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico

Pinto pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico. Just off the High road to Taos, out of Peñasco is the hamlet of Llano. It is a favorite stop on the High road to Taos photo tour. This pinto/paint was the warmest looking creature around. Suffice to say, as we descended Highway 518 into Taos, the temperatures warmed up resulting in yesterdays photo of the day. Thanks for looking. G

Pinto pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico.

Lobatos Steel Bridge, Frozen Rio Grande, Colorado

Lobatos steel bridge (circa 1890), crossing the frozen Rio Grande in southern Colorado. It’s cold, infact freezing cold out here. So cold the Lobatos bridge is locked in ridged, eerie silence, by the ice. We are alone under the late afternoon sky. Solitude prevails on this day, nothing exists, just us and the cold. Thanks for looking. G

Lobatos steel bridge, crossing the frozen Rio Grande

Golden Eagle, Pole Sitting, Vallecito Mountain

Golden Eagle, pole sitting, on the Hondo Mesa with Vallecito Mountain for a backdrop. I caught a glimpse of what I thought was a hawk from a distance, but grew larger as I closed the distance. I’m not a hundred percent certain it’s a golden but I’m going with it. Thanks for looking. G

Golden Eagle, Pole Sitting, Vallecito Mountain

Snow White, Blue, Blanca, Colorado

Snow white and blue, in the town of Blanca, Colorado. That’s about all I can say on this shot, except, I liked the organic shape of undulations in the snow set against the rigid lines of the door. Thanks for looking. G

Snow White, Blue, Blanca, Colorado

Cattle Dogs, Bulls, Horses, Round Up

Cattle dogs, bulls, horses, on a winter round up in La Jara, Colorado. Yes, that’s gonna work!!!
These were obstinate bulls and tenacious cattle dogs. The rancher on horse back told the dogs either to “get ’em” or “bite ’em”. The one blue healer there, on the tail end of the bull, really reveled in it’s work. The things we see on the road. Thanks for looking. G

Cattle dogs, bulls, horses, on a round up.

Cattle dogs, bulls, horses, on a round up.Almost under control.

Sliver, Crescent Moon, Sangre De Cristos, NM

Sliver, of a crescent moon, rising over the Sangre De Cristo foothills, this morning in San Cristobal, NM. The moon rose shortly before the sun rose, so it was fairly difficult to see… until I under exposed the bright area of sky, then low and behold, this was what presented itself. Temps were around 20ºF at 6:55am, so as much as I enjoyed the moment, I was happy to retreat to the kitchen for a hot cuppa tea! Thanks for looking. G.

Sliver, Crescent Moon, Sangre De Cristos, NM