spring

Spring Snow

lazuli bunting in the snow

Telephoto shot thru kitchen window

It snowed two days ago, then melted. Yesterday it mostly rained and blew. This morning it’s been snowing heavily since dawn. Tomorrow it will snow all day and accumulate several inches, then down to 20°F in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Then, and only then, will we slowly climb back to the seventies we’d [...]

Ranchos neighborhood scene

Taos proper just a little to the left and three more miles

This is the view we see every time we go to town. (Another iPhone 6s Plus shot, zoomed in this time, which does affect the quality.) I have a soft spot for the property in the foreground because the former owner built real hot rods and drove them every day. After he moved away, the [...]

Acequia Off Vista del Valle Road

acequia in Taos, NM

Another great photo taken with the iPhone 6s Plus!

Now that is one very happy willow tree. Imagine having your roots growing close to an irrigation ditch all your life—talk about a metaphor! It’s a significant thing here in the terrible high desert when the mayordomos open the gates and let the water through. The surroundings become electrified and alive—more than anything else, this [...]

Pretty But Old

snowy Taos scene

Compensatory beauty, always appreciated!

Forging ahead here, doing what must be done! Yes, I took that picture about two hours ago. Even though this is April 1 and no one can be trusted, I swear that’s the real deal, deposited overnight. It can start being spring whenever it wants to, as far as I’m concerned, but no one ever [...]

In the Western Sky

wintry sky in Taos, NM

My favorite volcano again, too

Out here in the Terrible High Desert™, winter likes to try to sneak back in this time of year, especially if it sees you trying to stretch that firewood. I should have known better, I’m probably responsible. A little of that cheapo bullshit goes a long way. At any rate, those long blue-gray descending plumes [...]

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