Sunday, February 3, 2008

In Between . . .

While I'm still working on the CholulaRed site, I don't want to get too far behind, so I decided I'd better post!

This is a set of photos from one of our last days in Socorro. We took a drive and found even more areas to discover. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time taking pictures.

One of the great views around the bosque is the cranes that seem to be everywhere at once. Since this is an agricultural area, you'll often see these wonderful birds mixed in with livestock.

I particularly liked this picture of cranes hanging around with this small cow (calf?). Remember that you can click obn any of these photos to see a larger version, which really looks better than these thumbnails!

I liked this photo since it shows both cranes, the lovely fields around Socorro and the mountains we've learned to love while staying here.

This is basically the same shot as above, just zoomed in a bit on the cranes.

The trains run pretty much along the length of the Rio Grande. I'm not sure what appealed to me about this picture, perhaps the clouds?

While I used to think that the desert was all brown, I've learned to look for the myriad colors that abound. These small yellow berries are all over on the ground, but I never saw them on bushes, so maybe they just fell from the sky? In any case, I liked their very bright color.

While San Antonio is now just a wide spot in the road, it was once a booming community. The train station was the center of town and while it has fallen into disrepair, it has been moved to an empty lot and continues to stand duty.

A close up of this lovely old building. Can't you just feel the history?

Here's a shot of our little Tracker, parked by the side of the road while we went exploring. I love this little car, it has taken us to so many places we would have otherwise missed. While many RVers travel with no toad, we wouldn't be without one.

As we traveled the countryside, we discovered fields full of bright red chili. While they had already been picked, I still found the fields bright and lively.

In this photo, you can see a closeup of one of the plants. Aren't they something?

If you drive along the Rio Grande for any period, you'll see these trees. I believe they're cottonwood, but I'm not sure. I do know that they are quite majestic. Each one is worthy of it's own photo.

I still have one more set of photos from Socorro, but we have now moved on to Oliver Lee State Park, outside Alamogordo. This is a lovely park, one of our favorites.

Our good friend Andy is also here, as well as several other friends we've met over the years. It's just like old home week!

Life is good.

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