Cardinal Points

BernardLookingWest

Eight frame grid panorama Looking to the west

Panoramic landscapes from the Bernardo Wildlife Management Area looking west, south, east and north by northeast.

SocorroMountains

Three frame panorama looking south at the Socorro Mountains.

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Four frame panorama looking to the east.

BernardoManzanos

Two frame panorama looking north by northeast at the Manzano Mountains.

 

BN&SF

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Yesterday Laurie and I with Susan and Lois took an excursion down south of Albuquerque to look for Sandhill Cranes for our birthdays. After photographing cranes we headed east behind the Manzanos where we visited two of the Salinas Pueblo Missions, Abó and Quarai, and then continued north, around the mountains, and back to Albuquerque. Along the way we photographed landscapes, saw several trains, and had an interesting, uniquely New Mexico, encounter with a local couple along the way.

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Abó

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Quarai

Prince Charming

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I went out to see if there was water in the irrigation ditch. There was no water in it, but while I was out, I walked over to the clearwater ditch that runs between the irrigation ditch and the river. While I was checking out the dragonflies and other critters hanging out by the water, a bullfrog popped up to see what I was doing. He was very charming.

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Irrigation ditch

 

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Clearwater ditch

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Fade to Pink

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America, October 13, 2014

This America rose has faded to a nice pink over the past two weeks. The large bud opened and has been well preserved as turned from salmon to pink, but the three buds accompanying the rose have shown very little growth or progress toward opening. Between the very cool nights and shortened days, I’m not sure there is enough warmth or light left in a day for them to fully open.

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America, October 18, 2014

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America, October 24, 2014