Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New LAHS Main Entrance

New LAHS main entrance is on the north west side of the building. For those familiar with LAHS, this picture taken from the awning above Smith (Civic) Auditorium entrance looking at what use to be A wing with the IMC to the right.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

THIS is the Main Entrance to LAHS?

During demolition and transformation and rebuilding of all of B, C, D and half of A wings at LASH, this was the main entrance...in the back of the building. THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE. The taped paper sign now says, "No Access." So, now what?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Backyard Piñon Jay Invasion

Took a short Thanksgiving vacation from posting pictures. I'm still looking for anyone wanting to take over Los Alamos Daily Photo. Between work and having posted over 400 photos, I sometimes run out of pictures. However, this is only part of 20 Piñon Jays in the backyard.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mule Deer and Friends

Mule deer along NM 4 on the Bandelier National Monument side of the road.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

View Along NM 4

Canyon walls west of Ancho Canyon along NM 4 on way to Bandelier National Monument. This picture taken near same location as picture of NM 4 climbing out of Ancho Canyon on way east towards White Rock.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tunnel Under Diamond Drive


After surrounding walls were engineered to slow flash floods and prevent erosion, the tunnel under the landfill bridge was widened to allow water to pass through without damaging Diamond Drive above.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pueblo Canyon Brigde? Dam?

Landfill "bridge" where Diamond Drive crosses Pueblo Canyon. After Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, it was deemed unsafe. It is neither a dam nor a bridge. So, some engineering and construction needed to be done to protect it from damage due to flash flooding.(I assume the recent Las Conchas fire would have triggered the same construction had it not been done after 2000).





Friday, November 18, 2011

New Municipal Building Foundation

The previous municipal building was built in a hurry by federal government in the 60s I think. It's foundation proved unstable and the two story building was condemned.Currently the county government is scattered around town in portable structures. (Los Alamos is a Home Rule county. City and county are one.) Hopefully, this new foundation is much much more stable.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Last of the Cement Caves

Demolition of "cement caves" apartment built in the 50's (I think) to house Los Alamos scientists to make room for new municipal building.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Horse Trails In White Rock

Horse trails are found in La Senda and Pajarito Acres. Hikers, bikers, and runners also use they trails between the 2 and 5 acre lots and homes. Trails are maintained by the home owners associations.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sangre de Christos From Golf Course

Sangre de Christo Mountains are about 40 miles to the east of Los Alamos. (Picture taken a couple of weeks ago.)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pueblo Canyon Walls

View of the south facing wall of Pueblo Canyon in Los Alamos. Canyons cut out of compress volcanic ash flows called tuff.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another View of Fuller Lodge

Historical landmark, Fuller Lodge, is used daily for all kinds of activities.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

View Across Canyon

View from south across Los Alamos Canyon towards condo and apartments along the edge of the canyon in Los Alamos.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New statue at Buffalo Thunder Resort

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Three Yolk Egg

Is this good luck or bad? From PoultryHelp.com  The record is 9 yolks. Many of the largest/heaviest eggs are multi-yolked. Except from winning the lottery jackpot, nothing lucky or unlucky happened as a result of eating this egg other than I lost the lottery ticket.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sandhill Cranes Heading South

Sandhill Cranes heading south. A sure sign that winter is coming.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Statues At The Roundhouse

On the east side of the NM State Capitol building or "The Round House"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another View of Rancho de Chimayo

First time I went to Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante when in college in the fall of '68. Special time of year in Chimayo. Gotta get back there again soon.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

County Special Trash Pickup

Lots of thinning done on this property and piled along the street. Similar scenes around town occur every quarter when the County comes around with its big "claw" and picks up clean up piled on the curb. In addition to brush and tree limbs, you can see from appliances, to junk, to xylophones (broken). I was going to take a picture of my "trach," but the "claw" got their first.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011