Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sunrise, Sunset and In Between


Lots of pictures to come . . .

Remember to click on any image for a larger view, these really do look better at a larger size.

This is just a series of pictures I've been taking over the last few weeks since we've been in Santa Fe. No particular order and not much text.

Ready? Here we go.

Sunrise, right outside our rig.

Here's the other side of the rig at sunset.

We took a drive up to Abiquiu,
home of the Ghost Ranch,
made famous by Georgia OKeeffe.

See why she raved about the light and the countryside?

These striations are unlike any we've seen in any other part of the country.

More Ghost Ranch

The heavy clouds changed the look of the mountains, adding even more color.

Here's a shot of one of the burros that live on the grounds of Ghost Ranch.

This is kind of dark, but I liked it that way.

Notice the hoodoos in the background.

As we were coming back to Santa Fe,
we found this lush and lovely valley.

This is on the other side of the road from the river.

Isn't this the most beautiful country?

Now we're back in Santa Fe.

This is a morning shot, and yes, the sky is really pink.

I thought this cloud seemed to be rising from this bush.

Another pink morning.

While the dirt here is red,
this color only appears very early in the morning.

This is another sunset.

The sky just seems to get richer and deeper,
then boom, it's dark.

We took a drive down to the Santa Domingo Pueblo.

Suddenly the sky darkened.

While in another direction, the sky was bright and blue.

But the black clouds won out.

Within a few minutes we were in the middle
of a whopping New Mexico downpour.

By the time we got home, the rain was done
and we got to see this.

Hope all the cloud pictures are OK. I love these skies.

They make me happy and serve to remind me how good my life is.


photowannabe said...

A+++ and 3 gold stars Kate.
Fabulous pictures and those big sky cloud pictures are professional quality.
I'm so happy life is so good for you. We think life is pretty good too.

Kate said...

A wonderful group of photos. I posted from Santa Fe on my blog also on a recent vacation...about July 19th or 20th for several weeks. I adore the area and your photos make me long for it even more!

Kate said...

Thanks for the nice comments, they are appreciated.

For those of you reading this, Susie does a great blog of a photo a day. Check out http://allredmop.blogspot.com/


Kate said...


I'd love to look at your blog, can you give me a web address?