Taos

Flight Deck

Rio Grande view

A landscape to provoke the urge to fly

It’s like dropping out of hyperspace onto an unknown planet. This spot is six miles and a thirty minute hike from where we live. The image above, a familiar view but never from this spot before, is actually a video still, which explains the aspect ratio (16:9). I call it “Flight Deck” because not only [...]

Saturday Afternoon at the Park

hot rod

All my boyhood dreams

Saw this arrive with wide-open pipes I assume can be closed. (Maybe not, though!) It’s licensed and legal, which tells you a lot about New Mexico, no?

Chthonic Engine Noise

Rio Grand Gorge

Horizon line from hell

“Look, over there!” she said. I stared across the Rio Pueblo gorge until I spotted them, half a dozen somethings that weren’t rocks or trees, and then it clicked. “Bighorn sheep! See their white butts?” And so they were. It was like watching giraffes from a helicopter flying low across the veldt. What is this [...]

Kowabunga

Rio Pueblo gorge

iPhone 6s Plus shot, tweaked in Photoshop

Maybe I can do this after all. It only took me eighteen years of living in Taos, most of them spent less than ten miles from this spot, but I did find it. It’s a stupefying place. The scale and closeness of the cliffs are shocking. The open space between them is too much to [...]

Nope

someone else’s house

Space is grace but not the place

Ohhhh they was bighorn sheep cross the Rio Pueblo gorge hoppin down the rocks hangin from the trees but the house itself need a awful lotta work itty bitty rooms feelins I don’ need Lovin me the quiet and the big blue sky baby need a home give a man a bone happy to be [...]

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