Painted skies and pareidolia – A colorful summer sunset dramatically lights storm clouds over the New Mexico desert. (July 2019)
El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico El Santuario de Chimayo, a small shrine located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Chimayo, New Mexico, has been a place of worship since before its construction in 1813. For generations, American Indians, Hispanics, and other people of faith have traveled to the site of El Santuario to ask for healing for themselves and others, and to offer prayers of petition and of thanksgiving for favors received. Following a long tradition of miraculous […]
New Mexico Mule Deer – (Odocoiileus hemionus) roam the Santa Fe National Forest.
“A long, scythe-shaped bill is the most striking feature of the Crissal Thrasher. In fact, this bill and the way that the bird uses it inspired the term “thrasher.” Thrashers primarily eat terrestrial insects. They use their long bills to “thrash” through dead leaves and dirt while searching for prey. Crissal Thrashers are only found in southwestern deserts, and New Mexico is one of the best places in the U.S. to see them. Despite their preference for relatively open habitats, […]
Rio Grande grey – Bare trees reflect in shallow ponds along the Rio Grande river – A Grey day in the bosque.