Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ABC Wednesday F Plus

Once again it's time for ABC Wednesday (F) and once again I'm caught unprepared, imagine that!

So I've decided I'm going to fudge and call this entry the Friendly Roadrunner!

We see lots of roadrunners here in new Mexico, but they're usually off in the distance.

This fellow practically came into camp!

You Lookin' at Me??

It seemed as if he thought he was a fashion model
he just kept posing for my camera.

Notice how his comb is fully erect in this picture.
He must have sensed something in the area.

Now he's calming down,
In this photo
you can also see the
roadrunner's remarkable camouflage.

And finally, he's totally relaxed.

Now that my ABC Wednesday duties are done,
I'll show you how our day went.

Even though the sunrise was a bit gray,
I liked the look of the sun
rising up into the clouds.

In just a few moments, it darkened noticeably,
but the sun appeared to double,
Very Sci Fi

Finally the blue skies won out
so we decided to take a drive
and look around the lake.
This is a long view of Elephant Butte,
taken from the south end of the lake.

Then we drove up to the north end of the lake.
I love these cliffs
and we could see them beautifully from there.

A closer view

And a REALLY close view.
The rocks here in New Mexico
show such character and diversity.

After we got back to the rig,
the sun was setting in the western sky.
Remember to click on any picture
for a larger image.
This one looks much better when viewed larger.

As the day ends,
the sky turns the most remarkable colors.
I love this country.


david mcmahon said...

Thanks for the visit and the kind comment.

This bloke was definitely strutting for the camera. I can almost hear the beep-beep!

(And some great landscape photography on this post, too)

M said...

WoW! What fun...I love New Mexico too. I will check back in again to see where you have traveled.

I do ABC Mondays and am going on "H" next week.

Happy Trails :)

photowannabe said...

Love the Road Runner. I have only seen one and at some distance. Great modeling strut.
Gorgeous sunrise and such majestic scenery Kate. I can see why you love it so much.

naturglede said...

You have the best post for me today.That was a good one for the F. Love the roadrunner.Have never seen it alive. Have a fun abc:)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

FANTASTIC photos and silly bird altough very good F.

Those landscape picture are wonderful my friend absolutely amazing, I wish I where there.

Thank you for the tour.


Grace and Bradley said...

The first time I see a road runner. I like the other photos too. Your Life is Good. Thank you for visiting our blog and kind comment.

Nave said...

:) great capture !!

Mara said...

What lovely pictures of that roadrunner! Well done

Digital Polaroids said...

A wonderful bird

Anonymous said...

Your road runner friend looks like a total poser!!

CJ xx

Jay said...

That Roadrunner is such a funny looking little guy! LOL!

And the skies in your other photos are incredible!!

pictureeachday said...

Oh WOW, what gorgeous photos! The southwest/mountain west is my very favorite part of the country, and you captured it so perfectly.

I love the roadrunner :D I have never seen one before!

Joy said...

That looks like a perfect day. What a pretty bird (I've only known it as the nemesis of Wile E Coyote)

Tumblewords: said...

I, too, love that country. I took a granddaughter that direction once and she couldn't get 'enough' roadrunner. :) Beautiful photos!!

Carol said...

Oh I enjoyed this post so much. I have never seen a road runner and love the alert to relaxed pics. Your landscape photos are gorgeous...are you on Skywatch Friday...

Kate said...


Re Skywatch Friday, I looked at it, but I can barely keep up with ABC Wednesday! Besides, I do Skywatch almost every post!


Berthddu Suit said...

Oh Wow!! What amazing shots. The roadrunner is incredible, I don't think I've ever seen such close up shots like that before. Fantastic

kRiZ cPEc said...

you nailed it...ABC & SWF in a single post. Life is good indeed.

Dragonstar said...

That second photo is priceless!

lv2scpbk said...

I "Fudge" too as some letters are just harder than others. Great shots.