Friday, January 29, 2010


I sat in Enterprise yesterday watching it snow furiously all around me, with none of it sticking.

This morning, when I got up, the view of the mountain at Caballo Lake was kinda special.
If Enterprise were much taller, I guess I could have described her as having snow on the roof and fire in the furnace?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Mexico Colors

First, where I was.

Next, where I am now.

Every hour, sometimes every minute, the colors change.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Watta way to wake up!

Sitting up in bed, I could see the rising sun shining on a mountain to the west.

I got up and looked out my rear window.

Watta way to start the day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Elephant Butte Lake

When I first got here, I asked the campground manager if he could recommend an area for scenic photography.  That took me to the Gila National Forest.

The road where this shot was taken was a side road where I most definitely did NOT belong.  Getting out of there through mud, snow and ice was an adventure I do not want to repeat, but I made it, with a few prayers and a lot of luck.

Back at the campsite a few days later, the wind set up some really nice interference patterns on the lake surface.

The look here changes dramatically.  Here are three photos on the same day.  First, morning.

 Next, late afternoon.

Finally, sunset.

I think I will stay another week.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Time to Head South

My last day in Bernalillo was spent taking the tram 2 1/2 miles, over 1000 feet above the ground, to the top of Sandia Peak.  The tram is a cable car that holds up to 50 persons.  My guess is it is about 10 by 20 feet.

It is hard to give a sense of scale to the ride.  The best I could do is by a series of photos, each showing the shadow of the Tram on the rock walls we were passing.  Some will be hard to see - just click on the images so you can see the shadow.


From the top....

Goodbye, Sandia Peak.