Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eurasian Collard and White Wing Doves

In my back yard feeding a Eurasian Collard Dove and a White Winged Dove. Most of the many doves feeding in my backyard are White Winged. The Eurasian Doves are showing up in smaller numbers.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

QWe stopped in Questa, NM on way home and took pics of their Memorial Day tribute to our fallen heroes by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial Day is a National Holiday in the U.S.A.



Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rio Grande River Near Taos

Picture of the Rio Grande near the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center near Pilar, NM. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Apples and Cans

I've posted several sculptures by this artist. Who is it? Where is it?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Another Interesting House in La Senda in White Rock

I don't know much about this house nor who live in it. But sure is interesting. Notice the dry grasses and sage in the foreground. Drought is a big problem in New Mexico for several years. Drought information link. [Los Alamos County is the smallest county in the state. In this map, it's the small "boot" shaped county in the north central part of New Mexico.]

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wise Old Owl?

Owl from The Wildlife Center in Española showing off at the State Capitol building.

Sunset

Sunset over the mesas from the Los Alamos turnout on NM 502, Main Hill Road with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background. This is the same view as the windy-dusty view on May 10.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Watch Your Step

Get off the trails and you will many "pods" of Prickly Pear Cactus waiting to greet you. When they are in bloom, I'll post another photo. They are also edible. Prickly Pear jelly is not bad. Prickly Pear/Green Chile jelly is even better.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Latrodectus hesperus

I'll try and get a better picture of my friend the Black Widow Spider They like to take up residence in homes, garages, and sheds around here. This one is in our sun room :-) You DON'T want one to bite you and we'll have to get rid of this spider (I try not to kill others). They are, however, amazingly beautiful in their own way and deserves a better picture.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Geese Couple Surprised the World Did Not End on 5/21.

A couple of geese (Chinese Geese?) at Ashley Pond. Don't get too close or the male will loudly chase after you.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Starlings in A Tree

Starlings in a tree in Los Alamos. I used a telephoto setting and couldn't get closer without them flying away.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rim Trail in White Rock

View of the White Rock Canyon and the Rio Grande from the Rim Trail in White Rock 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Top floor of the Hill Top House is actually a chapel brought in on trucks from Texas.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Front Yard Bunny

We often see one or two cotton tails in our front yard in the morning and evening.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Portable Learning

While the new high school remodeling is being constructed, the front lawn of the high school has turned into room for several portables.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Storm Clouds

Storm clouds to the south of Los Alamos.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fajita Stand in the Santa Fe Plaza

The El Molero Fajita stand in the Santa Fe Plaza attracts many hungry visitors.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tourist Map of downtown Los Alammos.

Visiting Los Alamos, NM. This map is found near Fuller Lodge across the street from Starbucks.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Land Of Enchantment Fills The Air.

New Mexico's nickname is Land of Enchatment. Sometimes, especially in the spring, 40-60 mile per hour winds stir up the "enchantment" (as it has for a couple of days) and it fills the air blocking out the view of the Sangre de Christos. (Other shots of the Sangres) (The picture does not do justice to the large amount of "enchantment" in the air.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunrise Sun Streams

Sun streams though the morning clouds looking into the Rio Grande Valley.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Green Apples and Raven

Sculpture in Santa Fe at the Ghost Ranch Santa Fe Offices by Peter Woytuk.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Back Yard Evening Grosbeak

Male and female Evening Grosbeak with dove looking on. Males more colorful.
Probably a female Evening Grosbeak at my back yard feeding station.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Caballo and Chicoma Peaks

10,4089 foot Caballo Peak (left) and the 11,539 foot Chicoma Peak (right), as seen from White Rock, rise above Los Alamos. Chicoma is the highest point of the Jemez Mountains.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cañada del Buey Bridge

Bike-Walking trail in White Rock crosses the Cañada del Buey. Cañada del Buey is usually dry but flash flood after a sudden down pour.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stinkbugs Stink

Stinkbugs or Stink Beetles are everywhere around here and sometimes make their way into homes as well. When they raise up the rear ends.....time to get out of the way.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Your Turn Next?

At the Grand Opening of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market held April 16. It was my turn next but, unfortunately, I was late to an appointment with sanity and I left.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Blue Dot Trail To The Rio

Blue Dot Trail from Overlook Park in White Rock to the Rio Grande below. About 1.1 miles to bottom of White Rock Canyon and 1000 feet change in elevation. Blue paint dots mark the trail.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Softball

Recent Los Alamos High School Toppers - Santa Fe High School Demonettes in softball game at Overlook in White Rock. (Toppers won!)