New Mexico Oh My

Taos Valley Overlook

Rift Valley Trail, Taos Valley Overlook

Oh my God, it works! This photo upload was just an experiment, but we’ll leave it for now. HUGE, innit? Anyway, here’s where I was around noon today. T-shirt, shorts, air temp about 65 °F, dry and breezy. Just stunning, really. Every peak you see on the horizon is volcanic. The Rio Grande Gorge in the center drops down 800 ft to the river. Humans have wandered this valley for thousands of years. Now I’m here, and today I walked four miles.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore tells it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. His latest projects are both named GODDAMN BUFFALO: purchase NFTs at OpenSea and read new writing at Substack! See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Marti Fenton April 7, 2013, 9:21 PM

    This is an awesome photo. Really captures the spaciousness of sky and land. I saw it first on my iPhone where the lines and shadows dominated and it seemed like a great piece of abstract art.

    • JHF April 7, 2013, 10:40 PM

      It’s an awesome place!

  • Sunday Tidwell April 8, 2013, 7:04 AM

    This is so beautiful that I just ordered it from your online store. This is pretty much what I see every time I drive into Taos from the south, and I have a sense of awe every time. No one should take this view for granted. Someday we’ll be able to fill the whole gorge with plastic trash.

    • JHF April 8, 2013, 7:35 AM

      That’s the view, all right!

      Thanks for your order. You’re the first to place one via SmugMug and the print shop I’ve chosen (WHCC in Minneapolis). I will be very interested in hearing how the order turns out—especially the colors—because I haven’t tried it myself yet. No doubt you’ll let me know.

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