Katlanovo sat in the snow deep in the mountains. The buildings of the summer camp dormitories were pale blue and spread into a stand of cyprus and pine. The air was hazy and orange and completely still. In front of the gate, a Macedonian police officer sat in a cramped hut playing cards with a group […]

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My Shot of the Day – Phalacrocorax brasilianus

The Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus). On the Rio Grande near Soccoro, New Mexico. March 17, 2011. ##   cormorant bird

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Haunted Hotels in New Mexico: Pop Shaffer’s Scary Hotel and Yummy Restaurant

One week ago, a slightly macho man and his two slightly pre-teen daughters requested the scariest two rooms in the hotel. Rooms 17 and 18 are right next to one another.  A tiled, modernistic bathroom links the rooms. The bathroom was also where the cowboy was found hanged.  Had he done it himself or had he […]

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My Shot of the Day – Ardea herodias

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. March 19, 2011.

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Sunset at the Very Large Array, New Mexico

The evening of March 17, 2011 at the Very Large Array in central New Mexico.      

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Just Another Sunset and Moonrise

Yesterday Evening, Tularosa Basin, New Mexico

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Inspired by a lovely spring day, the need for peace given a day or wars and earthquakes, hate and racism,  the great #frifotos subject CALM and the lovely photos I’ve seen there as well as by a new AR connection who loves northern NM….I give you calm.  Whitman Vega, Valle Vidal, New Mexico. AHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhh……………

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