Stop

And smell the flowers.  Although in this case the yellow flower is chamisa, Ericameria nauseosa – so maybe it doesn’t smell so good.
Wild Rivers Recreation Area, near Questa, New Mexico, USA.

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Road to Taos Mountain

It really doesn’t go all the way to Taos Mountain – the Rio Grande Gorge stops it.  But it is headed that way.  And those dirt roads just call my name.
Near Tres Piedras, New Mexico, USA.

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Clark’s Nutcracker

Not a good photo, but the best I took.  Without the eye-glint, bird photos don’t rate.  But this was the first Clark’s Nutcracker I’ve seen, so here it is.
Near Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA.

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Pyrrhuloxia

Or desert cardinal, because I can pronounce that.  This is the male – easily identified by so much red on it.  The female is gray.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Monsoon Maybes

We get wonderful clouds during monsoon season, and usually thunder and lightning to the dog’s dismay.  And on rare days, we get some rain.  Not today.
Turtleback Mountain, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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More Shadows

Looks like I’m in bell-bottoms and Cassie looks like an odd shetland pony.  I love morning light.
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico, USA.

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In Memoriam: Soles – Part 5

A few more dearly departed souls who did not cross the road fast enough.  Except for the cicada who died from natural causes.

Javelina

Fox

Jackrabbit

Cicada

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