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Aug 16

New Mexico—Descending From Los Alamos

Photograph of a Mesa and redrock cliffs at Ghost Ranch near Albiquí, New MexicoDescending in elevation from Los Alamos, New Mexico, we stopped at this pullout on the highway. Another day of light and shadow, clouds and sweeping vistas. New Mexico, indeed, is the “Land of Enchantment.”


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Jul 16

New Mexico—Ghost Ranch 5

Photograph of a Mesa and redrock cliffs at Ghost Ranch near Albiquí, New MexicoA final view of one of the mesas near Ghost Ranch.


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Jun 16

New Mexico—Ghost Ranch 3

Photograph of a Mesa, cottonwood trees and redrock cliffs at Ghost Ranch near Albiquí, New MexicoThe brilliant cottonwood trees gave an interesting foreground to this scene at the Ghost Ranch. This is the view from the entrance to the retreat center.


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Jun 16

New Mexico—Ghost Ranch 2

Photograph of an old fence and redrock cliffs at Ghost Ranch near Albiquí, New MexicoThe view from the cabin near the entrance to Ghost Ranch. The sky cooperated to add interest to the scene.


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Jun 16

New Mexico—Ghost Ranch

Photograph of an old cabin and redrock cliffs at Ghost Ranch near Albiquí, New MexicoAn old cabin along the entrance road to Ghost Ranch, a retreat center near Albiquí, New Mexico. The Ghost Ranch has a colorful history and is, perhaps, best known by its association with the artist Georgia O’Keeffe who lived there at one time and found inspiration for many of her paintings. Today it is owned by the Presbyterian Church USA and is operated as a retreat center. It is open to the public.


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Dec 15

Cornwall–Hell’s Mouth to Godrevy 2

Photograph of Godrevy Headlands near Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall, EnglandThis view is looking toward the Godrevy headlands. The yellow flowers in the distance are Gorse, an unfamiliar plant in California. It has a pleasant fragrance, a mixture of coconut and almond.


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Mar 14

New Mexico–Puye Cliff Dwellings 3

Photograph of Puye Cliff Dwellings near Española, New MexicoThe indians lived by hunting game and cultivating crops. All water had to be carried up to the dwellings. Drought forced the villagers to leave the cliff dwellings in 1580 and settle in the Rio Grande valley. The inhabitants of the Santa Clara Pueblo are descendants of the Puye.


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Feb 14

New Mexico–Puye Cliff Dwellings 2

Photograph of Puye Cliff Dwellings near Española, New MexicoStairways and paths were cut into the cliff face to provide access to the dwellings as well as the mesa above. Ladders were also used for access and could be pulled up to prevent attacks or intrusion.

 


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Feb 14

New Mexico–Puye Cliff Dwellings

Photograph of Puye Cliff Dwellings near Española, New MexicoThe Cliff Dwellings are ruins of an abandoned pueblo on Santa Clara Pueblo land. They were home to as many as 1500 pueblo indians  between 900 and 1580 AD. Dwellings were carved out of soft volcanic rock. Rooms were carved into the face of the cliff using stone or wooden tools. Additional dwellings are found on the mesa plateau.


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Aug 13

Red Rock Canyon 2013–Mud Walls

Photograph of eroded canyon walls at Red Rock Canyon State Park, CaliforniaWe stopped at Red Rock Canyon State Park on the way home from Death Valley. The flat, mid-day light faded the colors of the rock walls but I liked the patterns of erosion. I desaturated the color levels by 75% for this washed out look.