Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Taos Mountain House, Bald Eagle, Sculpture. 03-20-2024

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. This week, a Taos Mountain House in a spectacular location. It’s on Taos Pueblo land. Known as Taos Mountain, its true name in English is Pueblo Peak. A bald eagle has visited the area for the last couple of weeks. The ranch hands still guard the ranch gate on Highway 64 and the eternal fight between light and darkness continues in the shadows at the Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos. My neighbor’s tree lights up at sunset during a mountain snowstorm. Click to enlarge pictures.

Taos mountain house
Taos Mountain House.

There must be a fabulous view from the back porch! Taos Mountain House is my name for this place. I made it up. Apologies in advance.

A visitor showed up in the Arroyo Hondo Valley a couple of weeks ago. A Bald Eagle usurped the Red-tailed Hawks roost. I watched it indulge in its morning ablutions after which it was ready for the hunt.

Bald eagle morning ablutions in Arroyo Hondo, NM
Bald Eagle morning ablutions in Arroyo Hondo, NM.

Eyes on the valley’s rodent population… please.

Bald eagle in Arroyo Hondo, NM
Bald Eagle, ready for the day and the hunt, Arroyo Hondo, NM.

The Ranch Hands (my name for it) sculpture at a ranch gate on Highway 64. You might recognize it from a previous post.

Ranch hands sculpture highway 64 NM
Ranch Hands sculpture Highway 64 NM.

Down at the church in Ranchos de Taos after last weekend’s snow.

Ranchos de Taos shadows and cross reflections.
Ranchos de Taos shadows and reflections.

My neighbor’s tree yesterday evening when the sun broke through the clouds just before setting. A fitting start to the beginning of Spring.

Dennis's tree at sunset
My neighbor’s tree at sunset.

As always, thanks for looking and for all the kind words, comments, and compliments. Have a great week. G

14 thoughts on “Taos Mountain House, Bald Eagle, Sculpture. 03-20-2024”

  1. Beautiful images. They certainly allow the mind flights of fancy. You’ve captured the poetry of the place so well. Love that sculpture.

    • Hi Linda, thank you so much! I really appreciate your words and thoroughly enjoy your posts on FB and IG. I hope you and Brian are well. Best wishes. G

  2. The photos today really put me in New Mexico. We can’t wait to be there later this year. Thanks for the heads up about Jimmy Chin last night. Took a look, fabulous person. See you down the road. Mark

    • Hi Mark, thanks so much for your kind words and compliments. Looking forward to seeing you in October. I hope you enjoy the other episodes of “Photographer”. Stay well. G

    • Hi Patricia. Thank you so much. That means a lot. I thoroughly enjoy your posts on FB. I hope you are well. Best wishes. G


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