The human body is comprised largely of water. Depending on body fat and fitness, our bodies house between 60-75% water. It is no wonder that most, if not all humans, have an attraction to, if not physical and emotional need, to be near water and feel its afterglow.
Santa Fe actually does have a river running through it, albeit diminutive much of the time, and being neither broad nor wide, it is not always visible because of the trees that line it. Those trees, including willow and cottonwood, provide habitat for myriad species of birds and other creatures, and cool shade during the spring, summer, and fall. The tangles of trees and riparian species creates almost a fantasy landscape - light and ethereal with a touch of mystery. Being Halloween, I felt El Parque del Rio or the river park that flows linearly through Santa Fe, would be a bewitching blog for today. The photographs I made using my Nikon D800 with 70-200 mm lens, harken back to early oil paintings of the American West.
The image below puts one into the river's dreamscape.
Thanks to Julie, Barbara F. R., Robert, TTT, Jean & Sam, Veronica, Anne O., Char, Steve, Luella, Z, Dianne J., Paule, and Ann A. for your comments this week. Happy Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos.
until next Monday,
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