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More Monsoon Clouds

Clouds near Picuris Peak

Mysterious and wild »Buy This Photo!«

This is a telephoto shot (300mm) from the top of our driveway looking south toward Picuris Peak. It’s also from Tuesday morning and will look the same on Wednesday, given the moisture pouring in from the Pacific over Mexico. I love it, though. Just look: nobody up there! We had a visitor from back East [...]

Monsoon Mountains

Taos Mountain in the clouds

Home on the range »Buy This Photo!«

The amazing thing about summer in the terrible high desert is that when it finally gets here, it isn’t summer any more. That is, nothing like emigrant flatlanders remember. I’m not complaining, though! Here it is July, but that down comforter stays right on the bed. In a few weeks, I’ll be closing windows, too. [...]

Lead On

vista near Taos

Behold the rift! »Buy This Photo!«

Well, I mean, why not? Why in the only everloving world we’ve ever known the hell not? A friend of mine* owns half of an entire mountain with the lava plug of an old volcanic cone at the summit. (No, not shown in photo.) He and I are going to make a “run for the [...]

Another Morning View

clouds over the southern end of Taos, NM

I’m a sucker for this stuff, all right

This is from Friday morning, after it rained from afternoon to midnight. I love it when the clouds actually touch the mountains. That cloud-mountain interface is one of the best things about living where it isn’t flat. I could sit and watch this stuff all day. Sometimes in warmer weather, that’s exactly what we do [...]

Morning Raven

water towers south of Taos, NM

Still running 10 to 15 degrees above average here

Oh, you’ll find it. This is a telephoto shot, but I could hear him (?) squawking all the way across the road. It was all of a piece: a welcome end to Thursday night’s rain, the light about to break through low-hanging clouds, the raven calling the sun. Just a couple hundred feet above us, [...]

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