While the eastern section of the United States freezes and it rains in Alaska where there is an unprecidented heat wave, out here in the west we are back to the drought conditions that have lasted for years. There has been no precipitation in Taos since a dusting of snow a few days after Christmas. [...]
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Last Saturday was a blustery one and we set off in the hot-air balloon hoping to drop down into the Rio Grande Gorge near John Dunn Bridge. Instead, we set off to the north on a bit of a wild ride toward the Colorado border and into El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument [...]
The kids and I made a dusk foray down to the petroglyphs in the Rio Grande Gorge for a look at some of the magnificent ancient works lining the walls of the canyon. The figures here are located in the John Dunn Bridge area south of these that we photographed last year. It was dark [...]
Rio Grande Gorge Our big river begins way up in the wilderness peaks of Colorado, passing nearly 2,000 miles to the Gulf of Mexico where it limps, putrid and polluted to the sea. Here in Taos, the river wends through the chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge on its way south. At it’s deepest, here [...]
The kids and I took a picnic and a very easy hike up in the Taos Ski Valley to the waterfall just above the grassy ski slopes above The Bavarian. We ate tuna with crackers, fresh tomatoes from the garden and then some M&Ms for good measure Then we played with pictures of the waterfall. How close [...]
An American Coot (Fulica americana) in central New Mexico. The coot is not a duck, because it lacks webbed feet. Instead, it gets around with some rather large toes. The coot is also known as a mud hen. Typically, you’ll find them in very large flocks. This guy was all alone. american coot [...]
This bighorn sheep and his harem of seven were on the wall of the Rio Grande Gorge about 10 miles south of Taos, New Mexico on November 18, 2011.
North Crestone Creek. Sangre de Cristo Mountains Wilderness Area. Colorado
North Crestone Canyon. Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area. Colorado.
11,200ft. Wheeler Peak Wilderness, New Mexico. September 25, 2011
The first signs of fall in San Cristobal Creek, Colombine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area.
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