Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another Nice Home in La Senda

Lots of "pueblo" style adobe homes in this area. Some are adobe, but very few. Most are wood framed and stuccoed.

Friday, April 29, 2011

White Rock Canyon Rim

Looking south from Overlook Park you can see the houses in Pajarito Acres that line the rim of White Rock Canyon. (Map)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Egret Accompanied By Ring-billed Gull Friends

About 60 Ring-billed Gulls also at Ashley Pond. On there migration route to the North, they stopped over to rest from the wind or got blown off course to Ashley Pond.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Egret Sighted In Ashly Pond

Much discussion online whether this is a Snowy Egret or Great Egret. Black legs and yellow bill is a give away. (Although some saw yellow feet which might change the ID). This Great Egret showed up in Ashley Pond after all the wind and snow the past few days. Sighting caused much bird watching stir. Good thing the gators are gone.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wind, Snow, and Sun. Springtime In Northern NM

Early morning showed snow on Jemez Mountains above Los Alamos. Melted by later in the AM. Today was a reprieve from the winds of yesterday. However, the wind gets its revenge tomorrow according to the weather forecasts.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Winds Day-After-Day; Week-After-Week

Several weeks with 5-6 days of constant wind. 50 mph predicted for this coming week. Wind 20 mph with higher gusts when this picture taken. Fire danger extreme for the entire State. Although some areas are getting rain and wind.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crab Apple In Bloom

Crab Apple in full bloom on Easter.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scattered Showers

Scattered showers between me and home. Jemez Mountains in the background.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Moon Above The Ponderosa

Last quarter moon through a Ponderosa Pine at sunrise taken on what day in March 2011?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Española Day At The State Capitol

Española Day at the NM State Capitol Rotunda. Here are mariachis as well as Española Fiesta royalty earlier this spring.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Three Friends

Three Friends statue outside the east side of the Capitol Round House in Santa Fe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rio Grande Gorge Taos, NM

The Rio Grande Gorge is an 800 foot deep canyon carved through the basalt by the Rio Grande about 10 miles west of Taos, NM

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Plaza in Santa Fe

Nice day on the Plaza in Santa Fe (a bit windy and chilly, however).

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Overlook Park

Entrance to Overlook Park and start of Blue Dot Trail in White Rock, NM.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Buffalo Thunder

This buffalo sculpture in a glass case at Buffalo Thunder Resort. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Romero Cabin

The Romero cabin  was move from Laboratory property to make way for a parking lot and moved piece by piece to a location downtown next to Fuller Lodge.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are We Going For A Ride?

Caught this horse looking expectantly at me as was on one of my walks through La Senda on the way to Pajarito Acres.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Metger's Downtown Los Alamos

Metzger's has three locations in Los Alamos. Above is the largest store found downtown Los Alamos. There's another store in White Rock. The third store is a gas/auto repair station in Los Alamos. Metzger's has been a fixture in Los Alamos since 1947. (This building use to be a Safeway grocery story once upon a time.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Opening Scene from the movie "Silvarado"

Fans of the opening scene ( video) of the '85 movie Silvarado will recognize this White Rock, NM location on the rim of the White Rock Canyon overlooking the Rio Grande and Buckman Mesa

Monday, April 11, 2011

Western Scrub Jay

This Western Scrub Jay nice enough to stay in one place long enough to get a not too bad picture.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Sometimes, like last Tuesday and today, those April showers are snow showers in northern New Mexico Mountains seen here in the background above the Mesa Public Library.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Interesting La Senda House

Interesting roof angles on this unusual house in the La Senda housing area of White Rock, NM. Picture below shows what's under the roof.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A View of the Sangres

View of the Sangre de Cristos snow capped mountains from the rock just outside of White Rock.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trail to the White Rock Canyon Rim

This is the walking-horse-bike trail heading east from Canyon Rd in White Rock towards the White Rock Canyon rim above the Rio Grande. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Early Morning Sunrise

Sunrise over the Overlook Park soccer fields looking to the west and the Jemez Mountains.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cross Country Ski Trail in the Jemez

Cross country ski trail heading in the woods in the Jemez Mountains near the Dome Overlook Road. Most of this snow is now melting or gone. Notice the scars on the Aspen trees on the left due to the deer or elk rubbing "itchy" antlers.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Watching Me Walk

This Mule Deer bouned out in front of me as I was on my walk. Then, bounded back into the Junipers to watch me go by from a safe distance and tood still long enough for me to take a picture.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Mexico Legislature

New Mexico Legislature is now finished for the year and the bills are on Governor Martinez's desk. This is the NM House of Representatives. The Senate chamber looks similar but does not allow pictures.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Proof of Global Warming From Los Alamos.

Sudden climate shift caused changes to Ashley Pond due to rapid global warming according to LANL scientists. Yes, this is Ashley Pond in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Amazing!! Check out the before picture taken in Jan of this year. Obviously this was NOT good news for for the pond ducks and geese. Los Alamos County Officials and LANL scientists had to scramble to construct barriers to protect the shocked citizens of Los Alamos. One local land owner built these viewing platforms which will be free to the public every 6th Tuesday of the month but you must sign a waiver and promise not to venture too close to the gators.