Sports & Recreation

Hippo at Play Albuquerque Zoo

  https://youtu.be/KW9n3pnqRSs         At the Albuquerque Zoo, there are plenty of animals; birds, monkeys, a tiger or two, penguins, giraffes, jackals,zebras. They are well cared for in their little enclosures and we can stand at a rail and...

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Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

    The UNM south golf course is a championship course. It has ankle deep grass in the rough, tricky greens, deep traps, rolling fairways and a few doglegs that would make a dog blush. You wouldn't want to walk this course unless you were a mountain goat and...

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River Rafting Near Creede, Colorado

River Rafting Near Creede, Colorado

    The Rio Grande river is running high and fast with a bigger than normal snow pack this last winter. It is July and there are still big rocks in the middle of the river that you still can't see the tops of. Along the river's edges, rafters have parked...

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Holding up the World Angels, golf balls and the World

Holding up the World Angels, golf balls and the World

    Cherub's are winged angelic beings who attend to God. In traditional Christian angelology they are angels of the second highest order of the nine fold celestial hierarchy. It is difficult to know which task is the most difficult for this cherub - holding...

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Turtle Rock Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

Turtle Rock Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

    Indian School is an east- west Albuquerque boulevard that ends at the Embudo Canyon Open Space at the far east side of the city.. The parking lot, at the roads end, is the beginning of a city Open Space area that moves into the Cibola National Forest...

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Frisbee Golf Fountain Hills Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Frisbee Golf Fountain Hills Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona

    Golf, as invented in the Scottish countryside, started with sticks and a ball. Those old guys hit the little hand made wood ball for a distant hole dug in the ground, added traps and water later to make the game harder. They created a rule book and came...

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Night Basketball Keeping in the neighborhood

Night Basketball Keeping in the neighborhood

    At night, when it is cool, Santo Domingo neighborhood people, in the Colonial District, congregate in front of the local mini market and watch sports on a big screen television. This group of grown men and women, on the closest corner to the the LaPuerta...

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Dominos Street games in Santo Domingo

Dominos Street games in Santo Domingo

    Games of choice on the neighborhood streets seem to be dominoes and chess but I have also seen checkers and card games with money on the table. This street corner game, in progress,even has an official scorekeeper who shouts out the score at the end of...

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Sunflowers Requiem for Winston

Sunflowers 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 poisonous viper....

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