Mother Nature Saddles Up

Snow Day Albuquerque Foothills, December 2018

There are four seasons in Albuquerque. We are dry and hot in the summer, cooler and dry in the fall, cold and dry in the winter,  windy and warm and dry in the spring. We are high desert and only get ten inches of rain a year, if lucky.  Last night's snow...

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The Bench Sunrise Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

  Palo Duro canyon isn't far from Amarillo. If you head east from Amarillo you hit the Texas Palo Duro State Park where you can drive down into the canyon and access its visitor center and exhibits. On road cuts in the canyon below Alan's home we have found...

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Oil Rig, Nebraska Black Gold

Snow blew in yesterday and is falling earthward softly. Big sloppy soft flakes hit a diesel power plant that runs all the rig lights and equipment, touch hot metal and turn to water on contact. Snow covers the roof of the mud logger's SUV and dark mid west prairie mud...

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Earth Our Planet

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. Radiometric dating and other evidence say the planet was formed some 4.5 billion years ago. The world population is currently 7.53 billion people. give or take a few million....

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Sunflowers and Winston Requiem for Winston

  This morning, in the rough, I don't look for my errant drive. One of our foursome's little dog, Winston, was bit by a rattler and died on another course a few weeks ago. A golf ball,even a new one, is not worth coming face to face with a viper. Winston never...

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Backyard Mushrooms After a Rain

After a big rain, these mushrooms appear in my back yard. This yard used to be dirt, stones, brush, debris, unused patio bricks, dead leaves and trash. There were overgrown vines, broken trellises and shrubs in need of water. A small tree was removed, litter raked and...

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Rainbow Over Wal-Mart Albuquerque

Rainbows aren't discriminating about who they appear over. This hint of a double rainbow gracefully arches over an Albuquerque Wal-Mart that has its own version of golden arches inside. Rainbows suggest there is more than here and now. Wanting more than the here and...

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Foothills Albuquerque

These mountains are a cold hard skeleton and life is the green coat draped over their jagged bones. Long spindly leaves of desert plants move lightly in the wind. Granite boulders have lichen waiting for raindrops to make their color more vibrant and further up...

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Flamingos A long way from home

Flamingos are often seen in front yards as plastic yard ornaments, or double as stir sticks in fancy lounge drinks. They appear on women's T shirts, art posters, golf shirts and pendants. They make cute water floats in baby swimming pools This evening, the Albuquerque...

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Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

  Fish are streamlined for propulsion. Their bodies create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we aquarium visitors watch the fish take graceful turns around the tank's curves. In...

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Gender Dysphoria California Dreaming

This is an All Gender Restroom at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  The worst thing about this sign is having to figure out where all these genders are suddenly coming from, and whether I can open the door, safely go inside, and use the...

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