Pecos National Historical Park

May 22, 2022  •  12 Comments
A short drive this week to Pecos National Historical Park was in the "we have not been there in some time" category. In point of fact, we had not visited this wonderful part of the National Park Service system since the mid-90s. Which is ridiculous because it is only 30 miles away from our house. In addition to the site, I was curious if we could s...
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where there is wind

May 16, 2022  •  4 Comments
Awakening this spring morning to high winds, one thing was assured. Pollen and dust would fill the air, but it doesn't necessarily follow that there will be smoke. However, at 7 a.m., the sky was dirty, tinged with yellow, and full of smoke from the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon Fire. I cannot even imagine how miserable the fire fighters are, and the r...
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garden dancers

May 08, 2022  •  5 Comments
I look at Columbine flowers and they make me smile. They are like little dancers in the garden, poised for anything, including the winds that have been our near-constant companions during the last two months. The first ones to bloom in our gardens are the Aguilegia canadensis "Little Lanterns". The diminutive flowers have red outer petals surroundi...
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music to my ears

May 01, 2022  •  5 Comments
Shrouded by stories of the bizarre, supernatural, ghostly figures, rattling skeletons and gloom, cemeteries have been given a bad, or at the very least, a spooky rap. But the ones that are lovingly cared for and beautifully landscaped are like parks of peace for the living, brimming with history. Being in close proximity to one definitely has its a...
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spring opportunities

April 24, 2022  •  5 Comments
Everything in nature is cyclic. Growing things abide by their own cycles, and in many cases, the beauty of the cycle is demonstrated only once or twice a year. So when spring presents photographic opportunities once a year, as is the case with flowering fruit trees, it becomes a priority for me. Throughout the past month, I have been photographing...
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