rift valley

Ghost Volcano

San Antonio Mountain

Looks to me like it’s advancing

This is San Antonio Mountain (10,9o8 ft), a free-standing volcanic peak in the Taos Plateau volcanic field of the Rio Grande Rift valley. I took the telephoto shot at 5:37 p.m. Mountain Time two days ago before the big snow on Sunday. You’re looking at that weather coming here, in fact. The leading edge of [...]

An Unimaginable Land

clouds sweeping over the rift valley west of Taos, NM

Clouds sweeping over the rift valley

Nature is a portal. When I crave confirmation of my origin, all I have to do is take a hike. Amazingly, some humans are immune. Most of them, perhaps. But just look! You could probably put all the people in that landscape on a bus. I need bitch no more. When I was young, I [...]

Somewhere south of Taos

I hung around last night for 15 minutes taking picures. Not another car came by.

Now what the hell does that mean? Different strokes for different folks, I’m sure. But how about Jupiter-in-the-sagebrush? Would that grab anyone? Well, yeah. Yet this is nothing whatsoever like what we think we’re looking for. The house is like a little spaceship or survival capsule. There’s solar pre-heating for hot water and radiant floor [...]

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